E-Seals for container security

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E
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Seals for container security

E
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Seals advantages over
mechanical seals


Can be checked by


automatic systems


unqualified personal


Lowers probability of human errors when
checked by electronic readers


More difficult to tamper with


Part of complete container surveillance system


Are quite mature and based on proven
technology


Inconveniences to use E
-
Seals



Lack of standards


Communication frequencies


Communication tools


Reader infrastructure


Tamper detection methods


Existing E
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seals use frequencies not allowed
worldwide (and not reserved for this purpose) =>
can be refused in certain countries


Sealing is not the only aspect of container
security problem => seal indicates ONLY a
conventional attempt to open the container

RFID and privacy protection

Some personal random press
clippings from the internet

RFID chips on kids makes
Legoland safer


Children entering the parks will be fitted with an
RFID bracelet that can be tracked anywhere
within its boundaries
-

meaning that should they
run off and find themselves lost, the parks' staff
will easily be able to track them down and alert
parents via SMS.


Leo Steiner, vice president for on
-
demand sales
at IBM, who works closely with RFID, said:
"Lego will now know exactly where each
customer is, how long they are spending in each
area and which products are proving to be most
popular."



Source: http://www.silicon.com/research/specialreports/protectingid/0,3800002220,39121670,00.htm

Consumer council warns of
backlash against tracking tags


The National Consumer Council (NCC) has
called on government and businesses to put
privacy at the heart of RFID technology or risk a
consumer backlash that could set back adoption
of the technology.


The NCC believes that RFID technology will
pose significant challenges to consumer privacy,
unless concerted action is taken now," the report
says. "Privacy
-
protection must be built into the
technology and its applications and must not be
seen as an add
-
on luxury."


Source:http://hardware.silicon.com/storage/0,39024649,39120599,00.htm

Tom Toles on implanted RFID

Source: http://www.stapleton
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gray.com/surpriv/archives/2004_10.html

RFID People, Animals and
Things


RFID implantations for pets has been commonplace for
years, with the "mad cow" disease outbreak last year the
technology is being used to keep up with livestock. Now
that the FDA has approved the technology for
implantation in humans the debate about the privacy
implications has begun. Will health insurance
companies, life insurance companies, seek to require the
technology to determine the insurance risk of clients?
Will credit card companies seek to remove the need for
cards and replace them with RFID imbedded technology.
Could access to social benefits like social security,
Medicare, and food stamps be tied to the use of RFID
implanted technology to monitor clients and dispense
benefits?


Source: http://www.privacy.org/archives/001389.html