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Consumer Awareness in Australia on the Prospect of Humancentric RFID Implants for Personalized Applications

Kirsty Johnston, University of Wollongong
K. Michael, University of Wollongong
M.G. Michael, University of Wollongong

Abstract

Till now, the prospect of commercial RFID implants for humancentric applications have for the greater part remained in the science fiction genre. Yet the capability to implant into the subdermal layer of the skin for track and trace applications is now available. The aim of this paper is two-fold: (i) to identify the main privacy and security issues as outlined by recent academic literature using content analysis and, (ii) to survey Australians about RFID implants and to present their awareness about the technology’s capabilities. The findings show that Australians are not well-informed about the capabilities and form factors of RFID, however they do value national security.

Suggested Citation

Kirsty Johnston, K. Michael, and M.G. Michael. "Consumer Awareness in Australia on the Prospect of Humancentric RFID Implants for Personalized Applications" Special Session of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Business. Toronto, Canada. Jul. 2007.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mgmichael/70