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#1 18-08-2010 23:17:18


Katherine Albrecht - RFID

Katherine Albrecht - RFID



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#2 18-08-2010 23:19:04


Re: Katherine Albrecht - RFID

Katherine Albrecht, EdD is the founder of CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), a national consumer organization created in 1999 to educate consumer-citizens about shopper surveillance. She is a consumer privacy advocate and anti-RFID spokesperson. Albrecht came up with the term "spy chips" to describe RFID microchip tags, which for example are embedded in some US Driver's Licenses. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University. Katherine Albrecht is a resident of New Hampshire.
Albrecht was interviewed about RFID chips in Aaron Russo's 2006 documentary America: From Freedom to Fascism.


Albrecht and Liz McIntyre (CASPIAN's communications director) co-authored the book Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID, which won the November 2005 Lysander Spooner Award for advancing the literature of liberty. The book lays out the potential implications of RFID on privacy and civil liberties. RFID industry representatives have criticized it, claiming the authors exaggerate some RFID privacy threats. In a lengthy rebuttal, Albrecht asked why critics don't "mention sworn patent documents from IBM describing ways to secretly follow innocent people in libraries, theaters, and public restrooms through the RFID tags in their clothes and belongings? Where is […] outrage over BellSouth's patent-pending plans to pick through our garbage and skim the data contained in the RFID tags we discard?"

Articles and papers
Albrecht, Katherine."Supermarket Cards: The Tip of the Retail Surveillance Iceberg." Denver University Law Review, Volume 79, Issue 4, Summer 2002. pp. 534–539 and 558–565. See:
Position Paper on the Use of RFID in Consumer Products. Co-authored with Liz McIntyre and Beth Givens. November 14, 2003. Full text at:
RFID: The Doomsday Scenario. In RFID: Applications, Security, and Privacy, eds. S. Garfinkel and B. Rosenberg. New Jersey: Addison Wesley. 2006. pp. 259–273. Amazon listing:
RFID: The Big Brother Bar Code (Co-authored with Liz McIntyre) ALEC Policy Forum, Winter 2004, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 49–54. Full text at:
[edit]Radio talk show host

Along with her work for CASPIAN, Albrecht is also a radio talk show host. She hosted a two-hour daily program called "Uncovering the Truth with Katherine Albrecht" on the We The People Radio Network (WTPRN) from April 2007 until the network ceased all programming in October 2008. Albrecht was the first former WTPRN host to carry on elsewhere with a syndicated program, now broadcasting "The Dr. Katherine Albrecht show" on the GCN Radio network.
[edit]Media Relations for Ixquick

On January 27, 2008, Dr. Katherine Albrecht became Head US Media Relations for to help raise awareness for the privacy-friendly meta-search engine. She is responsible for strategy, execution, and management of all media communications and marketing initiatives in the US.

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