Privacy-enhanced Filtering and Collection Middleware in EPCglobal Networks
Collection and distribution of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) data are subject to various privacy concerns. These concerns are of paramount importance when sensitive data are processed (e.g., medical data). Therefore, it is crucial to treat sensitive data privacy in early stages to master the data view for upper layers and to minimize, as soon as possible, the risk of unauthorized disclosures. While most recent works focus on securing the access and visibility of collected information in the final databases, data processed in the middleware do not seem involved in the process of privacy protection. Current EPCglobal standards for RFID also suffer from insufficient attention to this issue.