Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags store and broadcast information to reader devices. Developed as a way of tracking products, RFID raises serious privacy and security concerns when incorporated into identification cards. When information traditionally printed on an ID card – such as name, address, Social Security Number, or driver’s license number – is stored on an RFID tag, it forces individuals to broadcast their personal information without any notice or choice.
RFID use for identification threatens personal safety. Read RFID Briefing Paper for more information (under Related Documents).