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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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5.4. Conclusion

The privacy implications of RFID are being hotly debated today in political, legal, business, and technical forums. Interested parties in the debate include the RFID technology backers, privacy-rights advocates, businesses, politicians, researchers, and consumers. Because RFID is an emerging technology, however, laws enacted now might become obsolete in the future. On the technical front, both tag-level and reader-level schemes have been invented in the form of kill commands and blocker tags, respectively, to deactivate the readability of a tag.

A combination of legal and technical measures might offer a solution to the privacy issues that can be broadly accepted by all the interested parties. Although a clear consensus has yet ...

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