RFID in Libraries

4/10/2004

More thoughts on scary scenario

Filed under: — Laura @ 1:34 pm

My sweetie & I were discussing SB 1834 and David’s scary scenario this afternoon as we drove from LA to San Diego. We came to the conclusion that encryption is the best way to work around the potential of any Joe-Blow using a tag reader & sensor to learn what book you’re carrying.

If the info on the tags was encrypted, only those people with authorized keys could access it.

Librarians can create ethical guidelines/best practices for RFID implementation, write technological specifications for privacy on the tags and work with vendors to ensure the inclusion of those specs in RFID solutions. We can also work with legislators to ensure that encryption technology is allowed within our legal frameworks.

Sound good?

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