Thus looking at the above possible benefits of rfid

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Thus looking at the above possible benefits of RFID technology, it has been accepted according to the utilitarian and consequence based ethical framework. There is a rapid growth of RFID technology where the clubs are implanting chips in their customer’s body so that the customers can enjoy more drinks without carrying any cash and the payment will be directly deducted from their accounts. Companies by putting RFID in their employees will ensure whether their employees are productive and on time to work and can calculate their break time and their exact location. Such continuous monitoring and tracking sometime irritates the people and is mildly important to get control. Social Issues with RFID Despite the benefits of RFID there are concerns with RFID which are continuously mounting the benefits. As most of the people have shown their concern with the privacy issues of RFID device, therefore most of the companies have abandoned their plans to use such tags. Another concern is that the amount of information the tag is able to store are more vulnerable to theft and misuse. Thus the RFID technology has to develop the encryption of the stored information in tag so that any random spy individual can perform spy on people who are possessing tags. The chances of impersonifications may also increase because one can copy the information from the chip and duplicate it and claim it to be his own information (Lewis, 2004) With so ease of retrieving data any wall and socket will become the RFID reader which will increase the surveillance and feed into the government database. It has both positive and negative outcomes. Positive in the sense that it will make us safer but the negative outcome will be that it will make our information available to everyone without our prior information. The potential of RFID technology to spiral out the control remains high and for now no one can ensure that RFID will be safe and free of
abuse. There are chances that with implementing RFID the government will be snatching our freedom. ACS code of ethics and Recommendations From the above paper the benefits of RFID is clear and there is a definite need of regulating the development and implementation of RFID technology and should also raise the privacy and security issues of the passive and open nature of RFID technology. The ACS code of ethics has laid down several regulation to solve this issue, for eg the RFID must obtain a certification from ACS, by getting an application containing the legal information about the device and filing party. Also the RFID’s which are using UHF 902-928 MHz bands should comply with the rules of Sec 15.247 (Code of federal regulations, 2006) Conclusion The usage and implantation of RFID chips is increasing but with a series of ethical concerns. The use of RFID has proven successful in supply chain management and have the potential to make many processes error proof and safe. RFID has helped humans in finding their pets, children, providing fast medical emergencies. Despite of such benefits the ethical concerns have rounded the use of RFID, as

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