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Samuelson Clinic Researcher Presents Case Study on the Adoption of RFID Technology in the US e-Passport


Type: Research Paper
Year: 2007

Samuelson Clinic research specialist Jennifer King presented “Embedded RFID and Everyday Things: A Case Study of the Security and Privacy Risks of the U.S. e-Passport” at the IEEE-RFID conference in Dallas, Texas. The study, co-authored by Ph.D student Marci Meingast and Clinic Director Deirdre K. Mulligan, presented a case study of the adoption process of the RFID-enabled e-Passport by the U.S. Department of State. The paper identified privacy and security risks with embedding “everyday objects” such as the e-Passport with RF transponders, and offered a critique of the e-Passport project, which failed to adequately identify and address these risks.

Citation
M. Meingast, J. King, and D. Mulligan. Embedded RFID and Everyday Things: A Case Study of the Security and Privacy Risks of the U.S. e-Passport. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on RFID, March 2007.

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