Advantages of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Islam, Chowdhury Sajadul
Sobhan, M Abdus
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and provides a way for companies to track products/goods through the supply chain, from manufacturing plant to distributor and, ultimately, to a retailer's backroom storage area. Procter & Gamble, one of the world's largest consumer goods companies, has launched two RFID tests—one that tracks razors into the back room, and another that kept tabs on shavers all the way to the retailer's store shelf. The intention of this proposal is to notify companies and governments who plan to incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems into their work about the potential security and privacy vulnerabilities associated with the technology. It will also persuade them to regulate the use of this technology in a manner to better protect privacy and security of the general population. RFID technology can offer many advantages to manufacturers and the government. Manufacturers can use this equipment to better supply consumers by having more detailed information on the products sold. The government could use this technology to aid in anticounterfeiting technology and assist with accurate reading of biometric data. However, while this same technology can aid the manufacturers and government, it also poses a threat to the general population.
- November 2007