Can I remove or deactivate the tag if I want to?
In most cases, you will find the EPCglobal symbol if a manufacturer has used EPC-based RFID on the product you have purchased. The EPC tag is usually attached to disposable packaging that you will remove once you unpack the item or it is placed on the product’s label. In some cases, a sales assistant in the shop might remove or deactivate an EPC tag at the cash desk, just as security tags are removed on DVDs or clothes. In any case, you will be informed about all the options available to you.
EPCglobal stipulates that consumers must be informed about the choices available as far as discarding or removing tags is concerned. As the technology develops, you may be able to deactivate EPC tags yourself, or you may simply choose to leave tags on goods to make their return easier in case a recall or return is necessary.