A group of concerened Cambridge residents demonstrated outside the local tesco's where the pilot scheme is taking place. They handed out leaflets to raise awareness of the scheme, and to encourage people to take action in order to prevent the use of the tags being extended to a wider range of products.
www.nocards.org, a campaign site for consumers against supermarket privacy invasion, has information and news about RFID technology and supermarket data collection.
www.autoidcenter.org. The Auto-ID centre, which is also based in Cambridge, is producing an international protocol for RFID technology. According to their webiste thay are "designing, building, testing and deploying a global infrastructure - a layer on top of the Internet - that will make it possible for computers to identify any object anywhere in the world instantly."
A proposed EU directive would ban the removal of RFID chips from products as such removal could impact on the intellectual property rights of the chip manufacturer.
Related articles on indymedia
RFID technology - www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/07/274466.html
Demonstration at Tesco in Cambridge - www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/cambridge/2003/08/275490.html