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Using RFID tags in Drivers Licenses to track your movements unencrypted

“The introduction of enhanced driver’s licenses, which appears to be a central focus of Bill 85, will lay the groundwork for a new and more extensive identity regime, the effects of which are not fully known,”

So what are they not telling Ontario citizens? PIPEDA and your privacy will not matter if Bill 85 is passed, in its current form. In the long-term, it will be easier to be monitored by the Government, Businesses and other organizations.

RFID tags

RFID tags

So what is Bill 85? Yes, you are probably unaware that the Ontario government is quickly pushing through legislation on behalf of the U.S government (okay, that’s a stretch, but it has already pass 2nd reading). No, this is NOT a joke. But, you can ignore the picture; I just wanted to make a point. There has been little fan-fare or information to the public, however soon ALL drivers licenses will have a new RFID tag embedded within your card (not your hand, yet…). This means personal information about who you are will allow border agents to “quickly get you into the U.S”. However what you do not know is that these RFID tags will be UNENCRYPTED. Still lost? Let me put it to you this way.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. Tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader.

Being that it is UNENCRYPTED “ANYONE” will be able to get information about you without you actually knowing by getting readily available scanners and devices to read RFID tags. The dangerous part of this legislation is that YOUR PRIVACY IS GOING TO BE VIOLATED by Dalton McGuintry and the Ontario Government. This has gotten little to no media press and has already passed second reading. Of course you could use tin foil or a shield to prevent people from scanning the card without you knowing, but the main issue is the UNENCRYPTED portion of this legislation. We can argue whether or not “Big Brother” should be able to monitor you, but UNENCRYPTED. In effect, there is NO OPT OUT part to this legislation. You must get the tag inserted into your Drivers license, if this bill passes. Might as well force us to get it inserted into our bodies? Sounds familiar? This is a win-fall for criminals and identity theft, however do you want everyone to be able to track your movements. Please contact your MPP and get this legislation stopped in its current form. It is TOO open ended and changes MUST be made.

By Andy MJ a.k.a The G.T.A Patriot

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We need to draw attention on the development of ‘enhanced’ driver’s licences (EDLs) by many provinces in advance of new US border crossing requirements coming into effect June 1, 2009. Ontario in particular is proceeding with its EDL via Bill 85 – Photo Card Act, 2008, now before the legislature.

The high-tech system Ontario and other provinces are planning could result in a “privacy nightmare.” He adds that the new cards “are a waste of money and establish a de facto national ID card in Canada,” which tramples on citizens’ civil liberties. In June, The Ontario government introduced the Photo Card Act.




Passenger With Infectious TB Travelled To Windsor – Toronto

Ontario Public Health Officials Seeking Windsor Bus Passengers
Passenger With Infectious TB Travelled To Windsor From Toronto on August 31

October 2, 2008

Ontario public health officials are trying to locate 27 passengers who travelled on a bus to Windsor with a passenger who has infectious tuberculosis (TB). The infectious form of TB is a lung infection which can be passed on to other people by coughing in close contact.

The passenger with TB was travelling on Greyhound trip #0367 which left Toronto at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 31 with 33 passengers bound for Detroit. The bus made a stop in London at 2:35 p.m. where nine more passengers boarded. The bus stopped in Windsor at 5:05 p.m. where 27 people got off the bus.

Public health officials are trying to identify these 27 people so they can be contacted and advised of the need to be tested for tuberculosis.

Ministry officials were made aware of the passenger when the individual was detained at the Windsor/Detroit border by American customs officials. The remaining 15 passengers are being looked after by public health officials in the U.S. and Ontario.

With the assistance of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and a quarantine officer, the infected passenger was kept in Windsor under the Federal Quarantine Act to ensure there was no further exposure to the public and that the infected passenger received treatment for TB.

Passengers who were on Greyhound trip #0367 on August 31 should contact their local public health unit or phone 1-866-532-3161.

“If you were one of the 27 people who got off a Greyhound bus in Windsor on August 31 at 5:05 p.m., we ask you to contact your local public health unit who will give you direction on what to do,” said Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. “The risk is low but we want to make sure everyone who was potentially exposed is properly notified and evaluated as needed.”

Contact your local public health unit

For public inquires call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
Members of the media :

Mark Nesbitt, 416-314-6197
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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