Nevada could outlaw RFID research

Proposed bill would make some legitimate research a felony


Researches in Nevada conducting tests on radio frequency identification technology could be considered lawbreakers under a bill recently introduced in the state legislature.

According to published reports, the bill would make it a felony to possess, read or capture another person’s indentifying information using RFID equipment. Violators of the law could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The proposed legislation will be taken up by the Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee prior to being brought before the full chamber. As of yet, the bill does not contain any protection for security research.