Chips, tags and scanners: Ethical challenges for radio frequency identification

  title={Chips, tags and scanners: Ethical challenges for radio frequency identification},
  author={Dara J. Glasser and Kenneth W. Goodman and Norman G. Einspruch},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems identify and track objects, animals and, in principle, people. The ability to gather information obtained by tracking consumer goods, government documents, monetary transactions and human beings raises a number of interesting and important privacy issues. Moreover, RFID systems pose an ensemble of other ethical challenges related to appropriate uses and users of such systems. This paper reviews a number of RFID applications with the intention of… CONTINUE READING
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