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This section includes articles about RFID's potential impact on privacy and efforts to protect consumers from abuses.

RFID News Roundup

Bergen Airport to leverage BLIP Systems' technology to reduce wait times ••• RAIN RFID Alliance announces retail brands worldwide adopting UHF RFID ••• Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label for container management ••• CEVA's Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP certified with Ellisys' Bluetooth compliance tester ••• Global Net Solutions Offers IoT badge-based security system ••• Runtime announces commercial support for Thread ••• CAEN RFID releases Bluetooth UHF RFID key fob reader.

Privacy Features

RFID Journal LIVE! Europe—UK Report

At RFID Journal's first event in London, presenters explained how businesses can employ radio frequency identification technologies for a variety of applications in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and marketing. View the presentations from the event.

Privacy Editor's Notes

The Internet of Hacked Things

A New York Times story says security is going to be a major problem for the Internet of Things.

Privacy Expert Views

Give Customers Control of Their Data or Risk Incurring Their Wrath

As product managers rush to deliver a new multichannel experience, customers will need increased control of their personal data—even more so than in the context of traditional mobile-app surfing, shopping and the like.

Privacy Videos

Privacy White Papers

  • Privacy Impact Assessment for RFID and Wireless Applications
    Published February 2016
    The French National RFID Center discusses privacy issues regarding radio frequency identification, as well as the PIA that will become mandatory in the European Union with the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation. (19 pages)
    Tags: Privacy
  • Mobile Near Field Communication (NFC) Tap 'n Go: Keep it Secure and Private
    Published December 2011
    Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., the information and privacy commissioner of Ontario, Canada, explores Near Field Communication (NFC), a short-range wireless technology that allows mobile devices to actively interact with passive physical objects and other active mobile devices, thereby connecting the physical world to mobile services. This paper discusses NFC and its capabilities to potential users and the public, the potential privacy and security risks, how some risks are presently being met, and considerations for engineers and developers of NFC applications to embed additional security and privacy measures into the design of applications that utilize NFC capabilities. (22 pages)
    Tags: Privacy
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