“Last week, a trial of RFID tags on Gillette Corp.’s Mach 3 razors in Tesco’s Cambridge, England, store was discontinued, and privacy campaigners claimed a victory saying that they had persuaded the company to withdraw from the tests. However, Tesco insists that the Gillette trial, involving RFID tags and a camera to photograph each purchaser, came to a natural end.
A second trial, on DVDs, is continuing at a Tesco store in Sandhurst, England, spokesman Greg Sage said Friday. “It started in June and will continue to the end of the year,” he said.
The DVD RFID trial does not involve cameras and so may attract fewer privacy concerns, Sage said.”
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