California legislation limiting RFID use in drivers’ licenses tabled

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California legislation limiting RFID use in drivers' licenses tabled

In the face of fierce opposition from high-tech companies, landmark California state legislation to limit public agencies from using radio frequency devices was dealt a major setback Thursday.

The state’s Assembly Appropriations Committee, without discussion, shelved the measure for the year, though Sen. Joe Simitian, who has been pushing the proposal, vowed to try to revive it before the Legislature adjourns for the year on Sept. 9.

Read the complete story(San Jose Mercury News)