Call it inaccurate speculation.
Or at least, acknowledge that a tide of popular concern is rising about the security of the new “e-passports” the U.S. government will begin issuing to its citizens next month.
ABI Research, an Oyster Bay, N.Y., research body entrenched in studying and advising companies about the technology, issued a statement that it “believes that the Department of Homeland Security should speak out to reassure the public about the safety of the contactless technologies at the heart of the electronic travel documents.”
Says RFID industry analyst Sara Shah: “there are uneducated claims being made by some privacy advocates. They make claims such as, ‘if you have a contactless chip in your passport they can track you everywhere and they’ll know everything about you.’ This is simply not true, and the DHS should publicly explain what the technology is capable of, and why it is secure.”
Stay tuned from more feedback, as everybody who’s anybody in the world of RFID defends the technology.