In California, a Loosely Written Law Threatens RFID and Prox

Bill, now waiting for the next legislative session, could significantly affect how smart card technologies are employed

According to ITG's CEO Denis Hebert, who presented a legislative update on Monday at the ASIS show on California and other states' pending legislation that could affect RFID and/or prox technology, the issue will likely be cropping up in a number of states in a variety of forms. Some of these, he notes, will be relatively harmless, while others may again treat the technology so broadly as to possibility limit how you use the technology at the facilities you secure. Hebert was also joined by Deb Spitler of HID and Indala President Marc Freundlich. The Assa Abloy ITG encompasses Indala, HID, and other companies under the Assa Abloy umbrella that deal in identification technologies. Our advice? Stay updated on this and other legislation, and make your voice heard to ensure, as Indala's Freundlich says, that "privacy and security are not mutually exclusive."