Title: RFID Technologies: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Policy Options
Authors: GROSSI LuigiSPINELLI GraziellaHELMUS SandraKOOL LindaPENNINGS LeoSTAP RoelVEUGEN ThijsVAN DER WAAIJ BramBOREAN Claudio
Editors: MAGHIROS IOANNIS
ROTTER Pawel
VAN LIESHOUT Marc
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC36957
ISBN: 978-92-79-05695-6
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 22770 EN
OPOCE LF-NA-22770-EN-C
URI: http://www.jrc.es/publications/pub.cfm?id=1476
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC36957
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, an enabling technology for automatic identification based on radio waves, will impact the daily lives of European citizens in many different ways, as it is a bridge between the physical and the virtual world. RFID has enormous socio-economic potential but it also brings challenges, such as serious security threats and the potential danger of impinging on personal lives, which if not addressed properly may limit the foreseen benefits from the wide-spread deployment of this technology. This report gives an overview of established and emerging RFID technologies, RFID standards and spectrum allocation, presents RFID market parameters and forecast, privacy and security issues and social aspects of RFID. Five case studies from different application sectors (animal tracking, healthcare, ICT sector, identity cards and public transport) allow us to draw conclusions about both specific areas of development and the whole RFID market in Europe. In the final part, the likely role of Europe is presented, as are policy options for further initiatives.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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