Title: The law encounters communication and information technologies: the case of RFID

Authors: Yves Poullet, Antoinette Rouvroy, Denis Darquennes

Addresses: CRID, Faculties of Law of Namur and Liege, University of Namur, Belgium. ' CRID, National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), University of Namur, Belgium. ' CRID, University of Namur, Belgium

Abstract: The goal of this contribution is limited and ambitious at the same time. It involves the analysis of how a particular technology, Radio Frequency Identifiers (RFID), has developed and how it has initially been regulated outside of the law. Then, we shall attempt to show how the law has sought or seeks, with more or less success in certain contexts, to control this technology.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; data protection; personal data; privacy; security; ICT; information technology; communications technology; law; regulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.021432

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.372 - 395

Published online: 26 Nov 2008 *

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