New York Considers RFID Law

Noting that Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy, among other major retailers, "are moving rapidly to require RFID tags on the products they sell," two New York legislators have introduced a bill governing the use of the technology. Similar legislation has been introduced or enacted in 28 other states, according to RFID Update.

The "Radio Frequency Identification Right to Know Act" would require retailers to disclose the use of RFID devices and any gathered personal information. It would also require labeling of retail products or packages containing an RFID tag as well as POS removal of RFID tags. Additionally, the bill "restricts aggregation and disclosure of personal information."