Disadvantages Of RFID Technology

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RFID TECHNOLOGY
Radio-frequency identification (RFID): RFID Technology is a wireless electromagnetic field that is used to transfer data, or to identify people or objective, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. RFID is very fast, reliable and does not require any physical sight or contact between reader and scanner and the tagged items. There are some tags contains electronically stored information. It refers to small electronic devices that consist of a small chip and an antenna.

Figure 1 - RFID read- / writing device Figure 2 - RFID transponder including antenna and microchip
RFID system is same as bar code identification. It consist of an antenna
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Since new features can be added to the chip, this technology is very well prepared for future applications. Especially branches of industries that rely strongly on logistics or are specialize in automation profit significantly from these new developments as they accelerate processes as well as decrease expenses. Furthermore sophisticated security systems can be developed which will be interesting for security services as well as governments.
However, the number of critics and opponents is continually increasing also. Customer protection organizations in particular protest that the protection of personal data is neglected. In fact in some cases they have even been successful. Having received massive complaints, they removed the transponders shortly after their

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