FIPs and PETs for RFID: Protecting Privacy in the Web of Radio Frequency Identification
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Jurimetrics, Vol. 45, 2005
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), like many other technologies, is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, this automatic identification technology would enable entirely unobstructed visibility into the supply chain, and would dramatically cut down on industry's costs. On the other hand, RFID carries less glamorous prospects for the other end of the supply chain, and raises consumer privacy issues both in, and outside of, the retail surroundings. Not only are there extended capabilities of data collection furnished by RFID technology, a new threat of tracking individuals has appeared.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: RFID, Privacy, Fair Information Practices, FIPs, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PETs
JEL Classification: K39, K29
Date posted: January 4, 2005