Spy Chips Trip?

From Anita Campbell’s RFID Weblog comes the news that the US Department of State has issued final rules for RFID (radio frequency identified devices) passports and will begin testing the epassports with diplomats. If all goes smoothly, the new passports will be issued to all in October 2006. The original announcement in February was apparently anything but smooth with privacy and security advocates agreeing with each other that the use of wireless chips would place our civil liberties and our safety at risk….despite the controversy, next years trip, will be with a chip.