August 31, 2006 | By Derek Slater

California Lawmakers Pass Safeguards for Privacy-Leaking RFID Chips

The California State Senate passed tough new privacy safeguards yesterday for use of "tag and track" devices known as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips embedded in state identification cards. The bill, SB 768, helps ensure that Californians can control the personal information contained on their drivers' licenses, library cards and other important ID documents.

EFF worked with a diverse range of concerned groups to get this bill passed, and now it just needs to clear one last hurdle -- the governor's signature -- before becoming law. If you live in California, follow this link and call the governor's office immediately to voice your support for S.B. 768.

Regardless, forward that link to friends and family who live in California and urge their support.


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