...bringing together RFID technologists, boosters, critics, privacy advocates, and journalists covering the space to establish some technical truths and a framework for discussing the policy issues
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Bartos Theatre, MIT Media Lab (E15)
This event is reserved to capacity.
Please join us via the Webcast referenced below.
The link will become active on the date and time scheduled for this event.
Issues surrounding the use and deployment of RFID technology are quickly moving from business needs to the political. Technologists have created remote identification technology, but does the public want it? Last year, Benetton withdrew its plan to put RFID chips into some clothing after activists garnered international attention by pointing out that Benetton was about to deploy a technology without thinking through the privacy implications.
A lot is being said about RFID. Some of the criticism is dead-on target; other critique relies on scenarios that are technically impossible. Meanwhile, some complaints that appear to be focused on RFID are actually criticisms about other technologies and business practicesification systems.
Co-sponsored by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT Media Lab, and RSA Laboratories.
Workshop agenda and speakers can be found at the RFID Privacy Workshop Web site.
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