The RFID PIA – developed by industry, agreed by regulators

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This chapter discusses the privacy impact assessment (PIA) framework endorsed
by the European Commission on February 11th, 2011. This PIA, the first to receive the
Commission's endorsement, was developed to deal with privacy challenges associated with
the deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, a key building block of
the Internet of Things. The goal of this chapter is to present the methodology and key
constructs of the RFID PIA Framework in more detail than was possible in the official text.
RFID operators can use this article as a support document when they conduct PIAs and need
to interpret the PIA Framework. The chapter begins with a history of why and how the PIA
Framework for RFID came about. It then proceeds with a description of the endorsed PIA
process for RFID applications and explains in detail how this process is supposed to function.
It provides examples discussed during the development of the PIA Framework. These
examples reflect the rationale behind and evolution of the text's methods and definitions. The
chapter also provides insight into the stakeholder debates and compromises that have
important implications for PIAs in general.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationrivacy Impact Assessment: Engaging Stakeholders in Protecting Privacy
Editors Springer
Place of PublicationVienna
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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