Euro Retailers May Be Forced To Deactivate RFID At POS

RFID-tagged products will have to be deactivated at the POS throughout Europe, if draft guidelines proposed this month by the European Commission are approved.

A public consultation is being launched into the "soft law" guidelines that EU Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding hopes will be adopted by the European Union executive to be applied in all the bloc's 27 member states, according to this Reuters story. The guidelines are "tentaitively scheduled to be adopted before the summer of 2008," the Commission said in a statement.