Ethical perspectives on the use of radio frequency identification tags
RFID involves wireless communication between a transponder (generally known as a tag) and a reader via radio frequency. A nanochip the size of a grain of sand is embedded in a tag. The RFID nanochip contains a unique identification code that is linked to that specifically identifiable item. The potential commercial uses of RFID technology are enormous. Virtually any industry where data is collected could conceivably deploy RFID technology. Currently the use of RFID is in its infancy stage with major retailers just beginning to adopt the technology. Expectations are that RFID technology will be pervasively adopted by businesses. The use of RFID technology has profound consumer privacy, civil liberty and security implications. This paper examines ethical issues concerning the use of RFIDs. © 2007 IEEE.
IEEE Engineering Management Review
Kelly, Eileen P. and Erickson, G. Scott, "Ethical perspectives on the use of radio frequency identification tags" (2007). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 1790.