Privacy and Societal Implications with RFIDTags

I attended Katherine Albrecht, talk at the RFID Privacy Workshop @ MIT, which I found really interesting. One of the most interesting point was that RFID is considered to enable “Silent commerce”, which is considered positively but there are several threats that are not considered intensively at the moment:

  1. chips tat cannot be detected;
  2. readers that cannot be detected;
  3. customers not aware of this technology;
  4. human tracking and spy profiles;
  5. a unique ID worldwide.

The speaker works for CASPIAN and the full report of this study is published on their internet site.