RFID: A 7-Point Plan to Ensure Privacy

13th European Conference on Information Systems, 2005

12 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2005

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Sarah Spiekermann

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Holger Ziekow

Humboldt University of Berlin

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This paper gives an overview of consumer fears associated with the introduction of RFID technology. It analyzes the motivation and technical viability of these fears and derives suggestions for privacy-friendly technology design. The analysis shows that all consumer fears currently debated are essentially justified, because from a technical perspective they can all be implemented in the short- or mid-term. A 7-point plan of technological measures is presented that should be taken into consideration and developed further by standardization bodies, researchers and governments in order to impede potential abuses of the technology in the long term.

Keywords: RFID, privacy, security

JEL Classification: O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Spiekermann, Sarah and Ziekow, Holger, RFID: A 7-Point Plan to Ensure Privacy (2005). 13th European Conference on Information Systems, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=761047 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.761047

Sarah Spiekermann (Contact Author)

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

Welthandelsplatz 1
Vienna, Wien 1020
Austria

Holger Ziekow

Humboldt University of Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
D-10178 Berlin, AK 10099
Germany

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