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RFID - a dangerous fashion trend highlighted on German streets by FoeBuD

15 February, 2012

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Deutsch: RFID – FoeBuD entdeckt gefährlichen Modetrend auf Deutschlands Stra...

On 11 January 2012, EDRi member FoeBuD staged an event on a shopping street in Bielefeld, Germany, to raise awareness about RFID tags ("spy chips") in clothing.

FoeBuD played an important role in putting this issue on the political agenda in 2003, when major German retailer Metro AG conducted RFID field trials in a model supermarket, dubbed "Future Store".

New Guidelines to RFID Privacy Impact Assessments

30 November, 2011

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Deutsch: Neuer Leitfaden zur RFID-Folgenabschätzung

On 25 November 2011 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the Institute for Management Information Systems of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) held an expert symposium on RFID Privacy Impact Assessments in Berlin and presented their BSI Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidelines.

The PIA guidelines are based on the RFID PIA Framework, a kind of co-regulation instrument that was signed by Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes and industry representatives earlier this year.

ENDitorial: RFID PIA: Check against delivery

18 May, 2011

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Deutsch: ENDitorial: RFID PIA – Auf die Umsetzung kommt es an

In the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Council, the European Commission and the Hungarian Innovation Office jointly organised the IoT 2011 conference on the Internet of Things, earlier this week.

One of the main sessions was devoted to privacy and data protection in the IoT age.

RFID Privacy Impact Assessment Framework formally adopted

6 April, 2011

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Deutsch: RFID – Neue Datenschutzregeln formell verabschiedet

The Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for RFID applications (RFID PIA) was officially signed by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, representatives of the RFID industry, the chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, Jacob Kohnstamm, and the Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Udo Helmbrecht.

ENDitorial: Industry RFID PIA: not endorsed in its current form

28 July, 2010

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Deutsch: ENDitorial: Keine Zustimmung zur RFID-Folgenabschätzung der Industrie

On 13 July 2010, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion on the Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications (Industry RFID PIA framework) in which it concludes it would not endorse the proposed document in its current form.

EP calls for a clear legal framework for the Internet of Things

30 June, 2010

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Deutsch: Europa-Parlament für klaren gesetzlichen Rahmen für das Internet der...

In a resolution on the Internet of Things, adopted on 15 June 2010, the European Parliament (EP) welcomes the communication of the Commission on the topic and in principle endorses the broad outlines of the action plan to promote the Internet of Things.

The Parliament however takes the view that the development of new applications and the actual functioning and business potential of the Internet of Things will be intrinsically linked to the trust European consumers have in the system, and points out that trust exists when doubts about potential threats to privacy and health are clarified.

Industry proposed RFID Privacy Impact Assessment Framework

19 May, 2010

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Deutsch: Industrie schlägt einen Rahmen zur Bewertung der Auswirkungen von RFI...

Following the RFID recommendation issued by the European Commission on 12.05.2009, an informal working group on the implementation on the recommendation was set up, especially focusing on the task of creating a RFID Privacy Impact Assessment Framework. Members of the group were mainly industry representatives, some representatives of European standardisation organisations and a very limited number of civil society representatives - EDRi amongst them.

EP, EDPS and EDRi on RFID and the Internet of Things

24 March, 2010

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Deutsch: EP, EDPS und EDRi über RFID und das Internet der Dinge

The European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) discussed at its meeting on 17 March 2010 the draft report by rapporteur Maria Badia i Cutchet on the Internet of Things (IoT).

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