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RFID: Severe Threat to Secrecy

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Executive Summary

Radio Frequency IDentification, or RFID, is a knowledge which has been getting significant attention as of late. It is a fairly simple technology concerning radio wave communication between a microchip and an electric reader, in which an ID number stored on the chip is transferred and administered; it can be found in record tracking and access control systems. In this paper, the authors observe the existing uses of RFID, as well as detecting possible future uses of the technology, with item-level labeling, human implantations and RFID-chipped passports, while conversing the impacts that each of these uses could possibly have on personal privacy.

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