FTC to Hold Half-Day Workshop on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

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WHAT: Transatlantic RFID Workshop on Consumer Privacy and Data Security
BACKGROUND: Open to the public, this free workshop will bring together industry representatives, government officials, and consumer advocates from Europe and the United States to discuss security and privacy concerns associated with RFID, which is a form of contactless payment.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
AGENDA: Workshop participants will discuss the increasing prevalence of contactless payment devices in everyday consumer transactions, including credit card purchases and public transit. Panelists will also consider the growing use of item-level tagging in the retail sector. The workshop will explore security and privacy threats and proposed solutions, as well as consumer awareness and education initiatives regarding these developments. For a more detailed agenda, directions, and other information about the workshop, go to http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/workshops/transatlantic/index.shtml.
PRESS CONTACT: FTC Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

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