March 03, 2006

RFID – A Critical Assessment

Abstract: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is fast becoming a part of our every day lives. RFID provides automated identification that can be deployed to track anything from stock to pets to people. While it is a powerful means of improving businesses’ efficiency, they also provide new avenues of exploitation that could potentially be devastating to personal privacy. Exploiting RFID for tracking of customers or citizens poses severe question of ethics, even more so given RFID tags can, for all intents and purposes, be invisible.
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