Wal-Mart Makes RFID Privacy Promises To Arkansas State Legislators

Wal-Mart executives this week promised Arkansas legislators that any product with a radio tag would be clearly labeled, as the retail giant tries to put the inventory-tracking devices on all products sold at Sam's Clubs by 2010, according to this BusinessWeek story.

After checkout, customers would have the option of removing the labels containing the tags, Wal-Mart told the state legislators. "If a manufacturer installed the tag inside a container, workers would be able to deactivate it before a customer leaves the store," the story said.