RFID privacy concerns

A conceptual analysis in the healthcare sector

Rachida Parks, Chao Hsien Chu, Wen Yao

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Abstract

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that utilizes radio waves to automatically capture data for identifying and tracking objects and/or people. As the use of RFID has grown, so has the chorus of privacy invasions against this identity-aware technology. With the planned deployment and use of RFID in healthcare, there are concerns regarding the social, technological and regulatory complexity of the RFID technology vis-à-vis the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In this paper we use the principles of Fair Information Practice (FIP) as a guideline to examine the design of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs). The outcome shows that PETs fail to incorporate the FIP principles and the importance of examining the social aspect of this ubiquitous technology from a sociotechnical perspective. The socio-technical perspective, with its emphasis on the examination of complex relations among social and technical interactions of RFID, can provide a useful insight to assess the societal impact and changes to individual behavior that may arise from privacy concerns. We believe that, using the groundwork laid down in this study, future research along these directions could contribute significantly to addressing privacy concerns expressed about RFID in the context of healthcare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
Pages1992-2000
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2009Aug 9 2009

Publication series

Name15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
Volume3

Other

Other15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period8/6/098/9/09

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Radio frequency identification (RFID)
privacy
radio
Health insurance
Social aspects
Radio waves
data capture
invasion
Data acquisition
health insurance
Social Relations
act
responsibility
examination
interaction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Parks, R., Chu, C. H., & Yao, W. (2009). RFID privacy concerns: A conceptual analysis in the healthcare sector. In 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 (pp. 1992-2000). (15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009; Vol. 3).
Parks, Rachida ; Chu, Chao Hsien ; Yao, Wen. / RFID privacy concerns : A conceptual analysis in the healthcare sector. 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009. 2009. pp. 1992-2000 (15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009).
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