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Radio-Frequency Identification Document Advisory Panel

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Download the Government ID Recommendations Draft in Powerpoint.

Welcome

At the request of State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), the California Research Bureau (CRB) is in the process of performing research in preparation for writing a report regarding the security and privacy issues surrounding government-issued, remotely readable identification documents that utilize radio-frequency information device technologies. Click here to read Senator Simitian's letter requesting the CRB study.

To accomplish that task, the CRB has established the Radio-Frequency Identification Document Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel is an eleven person panel comprised of government officials, industry representatives and privacy rights organizations. Represented groups include organizations focused on protecting civil liberties, privacy rights, and consumer rights as well as state government, county governments, libraries, and schools. Also included is a representative from the electronics industry, a cryptography security specialist, an electronic security specialist, and an electronic privacy attorney.

The Focus of the Advisory panel

The Advisory Panel held its first public meeting on October 31, 2007. During the first meeting Advisory Panel meeting, members saw presentations regarding the various issues and concerns surrounding the use of RFID technologies. The meeting included time for stakeholders to testify regarding issues or options and for the public to make comments directly to the panel.

At the second meeting, which took place on February 6, 2008, Advisory Panel participants explored options to recommend to the California State Legislature for consideration as a viable means of ensuring the safety and security of information contained in government issued identification documents. This meeting included time for stakeholders to testify regarding issues or options and for the public to make comments directly to the panel.

The third public meeting, on March 10, 2008, was a chance for the Advisory Panel continue to work on the draft of the Government ID Recommendations.

Meeting minutes are available here.

Contact the Advisory panel Chair and Members

Radio-Frequency Identification Document Advisory Panel
c/o California Research Bureau
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, California 94237-0001
Phone: (916) 653-6272
Fax: (916) 653-1764

E-mail
You can contact the Advisory Panel via e-mail at: RFID@library.ca.gov

To help us keep track of correspondence, we encourage you to include your name and address when you communicate with the Advisory Panel. Whenever possible, attachments should be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

 
 
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