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This thesis was originally submitted as Johnston, K, RFID Privacy and Security: A Content Analysis, Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Honours), University of Wollongong, 2005,101p.


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that is becoming readily available. It is currently used to identify cats and dogs, as well as tracking inanimate objects throughout the world by using the Electronic Product Code (EPC) standard. Trials are currently underway that involve the implantation of RFID transponders in humans in various parts of the world. This paper discusses the possible concerns with wide spread use of RFID, on both inanimate and living things. It will identify and discuss several socio-technical aspects of RFID, including privacy and security.



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.