Standards, security & privacy issues about radio frequency identification (RFID)

Korkmaz E., Üstündağ A.

1st International RFID Eurasia Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 5 - 06 September 2007, pp.332-334 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.332-334
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


There is no doubt that managing the flow of goods depends on monitoring the real flow in the physical world meanwhile in the digital world. Today automatic identification (auto-ID) technologies are used to close the gap between these two different environments by online updating of databases as the materials flow in the chain. From this point of view, it can be said that auto-ID technologies are core components of automated inventory control systems on all echelons of supply chain. As being a novel sub-component of auto-ID, RFID innovates important features. Due to the fact that RFID is a recently developed technology, there exist some deficiencies, like the lack of standardization and the lack of legislation regulations that cause questions about privacy and security in society. In this study. we reviewed the standardization studies of related organizations like EPCglobal and ISO and compare these regulations. We also classify the risks that threaten the privacy of individuals and organizations. Finally, regarding the standardization studies and existing risks towards the privacy of individuals and organizations. security proposals and policy suggestions are introduced.