Regulation Models Addressing Data Protection Issues in the EU Concerning RFID Technology

17 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2013

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Ioannis Iglezakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Law, Economic and Political Sciences

Date Written: June 14, 2013

Abstract

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a new technology that will boost productivity and lead to a change of paradigm, as we move into ubiquitous computing and the introduction of the so-called “Internet of things”. This technology also has significant privacy implications, since processing of personal data with RFID technology takes place unnoticed and it enables identification and profiling of a person; thus, it may lead to covert monitoring of individuals, which will infringe their privacy. Issues of data protection and security with regard to RFID are addressed by various recommendations and guidelines. The provisions of Directive 2002/58 as amended by Directive 2009/136 also apply in certain cases; however, there are still issues to be tackled, and new regulatory approaches are required.

Keywords: radio frequency identification, privacy, data protection, impact assessment, privacy by design

Suggested Citation

Iglezakis, Ioannis, Regulation Models Addressing Data Protection Issues in the EU Concerning RFID Technology (June 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2279433

Ioannis Iglezakis (Contact Author)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Law, Economic and Political Sciences ( email )

Thessaloniki, 54248
Greece

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