Experts Gather to Discuss How Radio Frequency Identification Technology is Changing the World

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Will a silicon chip in your Viagra pack report back to the pharmaceutical company on how much you took and when? When you fetch the last Coke from your chip-tagged fridge, will your TV air a Pepsi ad? Technology is changing our world and changing us in the process.
Three leading academics are gathering in Vancouver on Thursday to give a free public lecture on the little chips that are transforming machine-to-machine communication and our privacy landscape.

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Radio Frequency Identification and the Future of Humanism

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Vancouver Public Library

350 West Georgia Street, Alma VanDusen Room

Event Chair:

David Loukidelis, BC Information and Privacy Commissioner

Expert Panelists:

Jacquelyn Burkell, Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Law, Ethics and Technology, University of Ottawa Valerie Steeves, Criminology, University of Ottawa

Panelists are available for interviews between 10 am and 6 pm, Thursday, May 15th.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sheldon Chumir Foundation and the BC Civil Liberties Association.


Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association 604-630-9753

Sarah Sandusky, Director of Development, BC Civil Liberties Association, 604-805-0018 cell