Data-on-Tag: An Approach to Privacy friendly Usage of RFID Technologies

Conference: RFID SysTech 2007 - 3rd European Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies
06/12/2007 - 06/13/2007 at Duisburg, Germany

Proceedings: RFID SysTech 2007

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Werner, Kerstin; Grummt, Eberhard (SAP Research CEC Dresden, 01187 Dresden, Germany)
Grummt, Eberhard; Groß, Stephan; Ackermann, Ralf (Technische Universität Dresden, Institute for System Architecture, 01062 Dresden, Germany)

The proliferation of RFID technology in many application areas has caused serious concerns regarding threats to consumer privacy. To a large extent, this is due to the widespread approach of storing RFID-based data via a global network (Data-on- Network), enabling its linkage and analysis. Based on a description of existing privacy threats and a presentation of the two general storage approaches, we argue that privacy concerns can be narrowed down by exclusively storing data on RFID tags (Data-on-Tag). We support this assumption by presenting advantages for consumers as well as for companies and describe some novel application areas emerging from tag-centric approaches