Schwarzenegger vetoes RFID privacy bill

SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Though both houses of the California Legislature passed SB 768, the Identity Protection Act of 2006, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, calling it premature. The bill would have been the first in the country to address how RFID technology could be used in IDs issued by states or the federal government. It was initially drafted as a moratorium on RFID technology in ID documents, but was changed and passed as a set of interim privacy provisions.