Liz McIntyre (writer)
Liz McIntyre is a consumer privacy expert and co-author, along with Katherine Albrecht, of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track your Every Move. McIntyre is the Communications Director for CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering), an organization that advocates free-market, consumer-based solutions to the problem of retail privacy invasion.
McIntyre co-authored the book Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with Katherine Albrecht. The book, winner of the 2006 Lysander Spooner Award for advancing the literature of liberty, lays out the serious privacy and civil liberties implications of RFID. Not surprisingly, RFID industry representatives have criticized the work, claiming it exaggerates some RFID privacy threats. McIntyre and Albrecht have rebutted such criticisms.
McIntyre and Albrecht's second book The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance describes their belief in End Times prophecies, and how RFID technology may play a role in them. The authors use public documents and the words and deeds of the industry to support their arguments.
- Position Paper on the Use of RFID in Consumer Products. Co-authored with Katherine Albrecht and Beth Givens. November 14, 2003.
- "RFID: The Big Brother Bar Code" (Co-authored with Katherine Albrecht) ALEC Policy Forum, Winter 2004, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 49–54.