R.I.P. California RFID Bill

Well, it’s not totally dead dead, but California Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed the Identity Information Protection Act of 2006 (SB 768), which was an attempt to safeguard personal information stored on radio frequency identification (RFID) tags used in government-issued documents and ID cards. Drafted by California State Senator Joe Simitian, the bill also would have given citizens control over who accessed the personal stored data. Schwazenegger said he was concerned the bill’s provisions were over-broad and premature. The bill is dead for till the 2007-2008 session and Simitan intends to push forward with it then.

Arnie terminates RFID bill [The Register]