09 November 2003
RFID privacy happenings
The MIT Media Lab and others have set up a blog and workshop (on 25 November 2003) to address the privacy implications of RFID and the 'digitally named world'. The papers already available are a good read.
Rakesh Kumar's Interaction of RFID Technology and Public Policy is a clear introduction to the technology, issues and ethics - and includes The RFID Bill of Rights (by Simson Grafinkel, of the MIT Auto-ID Center):
The right of the consumer to know what items possess RFID tags The right to have tags removed or deactivated upon purchase of these items The right of the consumer to access of the data associated with an RFID tag The right to access of services without mandatory use of RFID tags The right to know when, where and why the data in RFID tags is accessed
RFID Privacy Using User-Controllable Uniqueness (by Sozo Inoue and Hiroto Yasuura) explores 2 methods for handing control of the IDs over to end users.
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Posted by: Paul Sissons at 10 Nov 2003 21:28:30
RFID explained well. The article helped me understand RFID related applications, issues and technology without usage of technical jargons. Have saved it for future reference...very comprehensive.
Posted by: Praveen Gupta at 19 Nov 2003 13:15:58