Canada's Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart requested feedback Tuesday on the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems in the workplace.
Stoddart's office has drafted a paper setting recommendation for privacy controls geared toward helping companies that want to use RFID in the workforce.
The paper provides a brief overview of RFID technology and the privacy and security risks involved in the use of systems. It explains how federal privacy laws could apply to RFID systems and discusses reasonable expectations of privacy in the workplace.
The paper also outlines steps organizations should take before proceeding with RFID applications.
The commissioner is looking for feedback from the public.