Can products that have EPC tags be tracked and identified once I have brought them home?
This scenario is quite unlikely. You must have an EPC-compliant reader close to the tagged product and personal access to a secure database to call up and interpret all the information related to the identified product.
EPC tags do not contain, collate or store any personal information. The EPC has no power source and can only transmit its unique number if it is less than about 3 meters (10 feet) from a reader that activates the tag. The power – or strength – of readers is strictly regulated by law. The actual distance from which an EPC tag can be read may in fact be shorter, because barriers such as furniture, shopping bags or other obstructions – such as the presence of metal objects – weaken the reader’s signal.