The first Belgian blog dedicated to data privacy, intellectual property, new technologies and related issues, including legal, organizational and security aspects that are essential for citizens, corporations and public bodies.
If you are interested in RFID, the RFID Journal is clearly an interesting source of information and they even propose a free newsletter which will give you a permanent update on this topic and its privacy consequences
On the 16 of October, during the conference "heading for the future, closing the vast consultation process the EU Commission made on RFID, policy options were discussed with stakeholders from all over Europe.
The MIT Auto-ID Laboratory is dedicated to creating the Internet of Things using RFID and Wireless Sensor Networks. Our aim from the start was to create a global system for tracking goods using a single numbering system called the Electronic Product Code. The Auto-ID Labs are the leading global network of academic research laboratories in the field of networked RFID. The labs comprise seven of the world's most renowned research universities located on four different continents.
The European Commission will organise in Brussels on Monday 16 October a conference on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) This conference will be opened by the commissioner V.Reding , and it will feature European Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament, and relevant stakeholders from industry, government and civil society who have been involved in the ongoing European debate about RFID. http://europa.eu.int/information_society/policy/rfid/conference2006_reg/index_en.htm
Interesting report dated from january 2005 considering the data privacy aspects related to RFID.
The Data Protection Working Party was set up under Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC. It is an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. Its tasks are described in Article 30 of Directive 95/46/EC and Article 15 of Directive 2002/58/EC.
What is EFE (cut and paste from their website www.eff.org )
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people's radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public. Sometimes just defending technologies isn't enough, so EFF also supports the development of freedom-enhancing inventions.
EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight —and win—more cases.