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Germans Protest Radio-ID Plans


Germans Protest Radio-ID Plans

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02:00 AM Feb. 28, 2004 PT

Activists in Germany on Saturday will protest the use of radio- frequency IDs and various plans by businesses to track consumers. Their efforts already forced one of the largest retailers in Europe to back down this week from a trial run of the tags.

Led by German privacy organization FoeBud, activists in Rheinberg, Germany, plan to stage a protest outside the Metro Extra Future Store, a department store that serves as a site to test RFID tracking and other retailing technologies.