The RFID PIA – developed by industry, agreed by regulators

Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah (2020) The RFID PIA – developed by industry, agreed by regulators. Working Papers on Information Systems, Information Business and Operations. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: Pre-publishing version; to appear in: Wright, David, and Paul de Hert, Privacy Impact Assessment: Engaging Stakeholders in Protecting Privacy, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012.
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft > BWL und Wirtschaftsinformatik
Depositing User: Hannah Waltl
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 09:19
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 09:19
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7389

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