The InformationWeek blog reported:
"The California State Senate voted to make it a crime to skim information stored on RFID tags. The Senate voted 36 to 3 to pass the bill, introduced by State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto). The bill, SB 31, goes to the California State Assembly."
The sentiment of the proposed law is nice, but I wonder how it will actually prevent skimming. The law makes it clear what the penalties are for skimmers who are caught, but as with most identity theft thieves seem to never get caught. Hence, the popularity of this crime.
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