Security, Privacy, and Trust in Modern Data Management

Part of the series Data-Centric Systems and Applications pp 433-450

RFID and Privacy

  • Marc LangheinrichAffiliated withInstitute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zurich

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Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has become one of the most hotly debated ubiquitous computing technologies, and public fears of its alleged capability for comprehensive surveillance have prompted a flurry of research trying to alleviate such concerns. The following chapter aims at introducing and briefly evaluating the range of proposed technical RFID privacy solutions. It also attempts to put the problem of RFID privacy into the larger perspective of both applications and policy, in order to properly assess the feasibility of the discussed solutions.