RFID and Privacy
Posted on: 10/07/2016
-Joe Pleshek I was somewhat surprised by the amount of negative publicity generated this fall by the plan to use RFID in schools in San Antonio, Tex. Looking back, the decision to deploy RFID in the Northside Independent School District wasn’t thoroughly vetted. As a result, it created a fair amount of anti-RFID sentiment in Texas and beyond. The articles and protests condemning the use of RFID continued for several weeks after officials first made public the decision to use RFID to track student attendance. RFID technology has made great strides in overcoming privacy concerns in recent years, but the strong outcry in Texas underscores the need for further education.