Connections between DG SANTE, PWC and PMI.

On June 22nd the EU Commission Tobacco working-group’s  Subcommittee on Tracibility and Security Features convened a meeting in which DG SANTE informed the committee that they have subcontracted consulting work to two firms to conduct both a feasibility and implementation study of potential track and trace solutions to be implemented across the EU. The question is: are…

The Hidden Agendas behind Codentify

Today I would like to tell you a story about the real uses of the Codentify system in the hands of the major tobacco companies to promote their strategic campaigns against public health legislation. One of the most interesting examples I’ve found is the lobbying effort against plain tobacco packaging in the UK. First thing’s…

The Track & Trace Problem

Hey there! I have to admit, when writing my last post, I thought I was finished with describing Codentify’s technological disadvantages… It seemed to me I’ve told everything there is to say about how the tobacco industry’s promoting a quite lousy digital tax verification (DTV) solution to self-regulate its product. But then I recalled the…

The Production Fraud Problem

Now that the buzz surrounding my video I would like to get back to dissecting the problems of Codentify. After meeting the industry insider, I also have a far deeper understanding of the system. To remind everyone in my last post I discussed how easy it is for factory employees, especially in IT management positions…

EXPOSED: Interview with a Codentify Insider

After much work to disguise his identity, I am finally posting the video interview with a former IT manager who worked with the Codentify system in a tobacco factory in the EU. After speaking with multiple experts in the anti-tobacco world, I am confident this is the most damning evidence against Codentify’s claims to being a viable tax code and…

The Code Trading Problem

After discussing the low security standards of the Codentify system when it comes to preventing counterfeiters to get away with copying Codentify codes, today I’ll explain a field where this technology has almost no security standards at all – preventing fraud by tobacco industry’s employees. Short reminder from my first post about how the system…

The Counterfeiting Problem

Here goes my second post. I’m going to elaborate on Codentify’s methods of counterfeit avoidance, or the lack there of. Before I get started it is important for me to note that I have received encouragements by leading anti-tobacco activists after my first post. To those who wrote me; thank you for your support! Allegedly,…