By James Cooley - October 17 2006 tags: privacy

Seemingly Ireland now has RFID passports. What can you do? - quite a bit apparently according to a this comment

An anti-static bag for computer chips was demonstrated to NOT block the signals. However, an (aluminized) anti-moisture bag for corn chips (specifically, Fritos) successfully deactivated both my cell phone (GSM) and my access card, even pressed directly against the reader.

Not having a bag of Tayto or an RFID reader at hand I honestly don't know if Tayto can save us. In any case RFID is going to make little difference to people who know how to protect themselves but leaves the average Irish citizen open to a whole new range of scams for no real benefit to themselves.