RFID, privacy and investigation

The following article raises awareness of the RIFD revolution in Europe and the rest of the world. A technology that allows any item to be tracked down and monitored from around the world, it is highly used, according to the article, in non-European countries. By contrast, Europe is more than reluctant, for fear of privacy breaches. Fears are certainly not underestimated.
Related to crime, the technology works both ways: RFID allows for items to be tracked, so stealing could become more difficult; on the other hand, imagine investigatory forces (official or not) using the device without anybody knowing… that could lead to potential abuses and evidence gathered illegaly without warrant.
(13 March 2008)
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/eu-moves-catch-microchip-revolution/article-170942

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
This entry was posted in Investigation-3- Miscelleanous, Investigation-5- Use of technology(ies), Privacy, Technology - neither good or bad but never neutral. Bookmark the permalink.

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