AIM Global Editorial Series Spotlights RFID Privacy and Security


WARRENDALE, PA—AIM Global has published "RFID: For the Common Good" in RFID Connections. This article, written by Dan Mullen, president AIM Global, highlights RFID's proven benefits for enhancing security, safety and product authentication while addressing concerns expressed about privacy issues. This article is part of an ongoing series addressing RFID industry issues. "It's important to realize that RFID is not a monolithic technology," Mullen writes, "and attempting to develop a one-size-fits-all approach to privacy and security would instead result in a one-size-fits-none 'solution' that could deprive citizens of existing and future benefits of the technology." The article highlights examples of the existing benefits and uses of RFID to enhance security, personal safety and authentication of products, such as food and medications; examines how best to address concerns over security and privacy involving multiple RFID products and systems; and proposes a "common sense approach" to ensure that RFID’s benefits to consumers are maximized while balancing concerns over privacy.

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