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US Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) has called for the creation of a government task force that would oversee the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Saying that government oversight was necessary to both help RFID reach its full potential and protect consumer privacy rights, Dorgan called for quick government action. He also noted that Congress has done little on RFID to this point. “So far in Congress, there has only been two speeches, one hearing and one piece of legislation regarding RFID,” he told a technology trade show this week. “The technology draws almost no interest in U.S. Congress.”
KC's View:
At least, until now.

We can’t imagine that RFID professionals will be overjoyed by the prospect of the government getting involved. After all, the US government’s idea of oversight usually has more to do with using the brakes than the accelerator.