Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum
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MIS Research Center
Carlson School of Management


Meeting: Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2006

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room 2-260R

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Privacy and Security Issues Related To Item Level RFID Tagging

As RFID tagging moves beyond case and pallet applications into general use for item level tagging and tracking, issues of privacy and security become important considerations for the retailer and manufacturer as the tagged products move out of the stores into the hands of consumers. In this session, we will examine the privacy and security issues surrounding the use of RFID technology from two vantage points. Mary Brown will address security and privacy issues from a technology perspective. What are the physical limitations of the technology such as encryption, data capacity and readability? What types of information can be encoded on tags versus what is stored in customer or vendor databases. Robert Tennessen will pick up the discussion focusing on the issues of appropriate use of data collected from RFID tags and stored in customer databases. Mr. Tennessen, having participated in the development of Federal guidelines on privacy will help participants better understand appropriate uses for this new found treasure trove of data.

Panel Speakers:

Robert Tennessen -Gray, Plant, Mooty Read Bio

Mary Brown-Hennepin County Medical Center Read Bio


Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum

Sponsored by the MIS Research Center

Carlson School of Management at the
University of Minnesota

WHAT: The Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum is a breakfast/speaker event sponsored by the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

The Forum is an educational and networking opportunity for those interested in learning more about the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in the Twin Cities area.

WHEN: The Forum is held quarterly on the First Thursday morning of March, June, September, and December from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Breakfast begins at 7:00 am with an industry speaker presentation commencing shortly thereafter.

WHERE: The Forum is held at the Carlson School of Management on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus in Minneapolis .

WHO: The Forum is open to management and technology specialists interested in the emerging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) industry. There is a $25 registration fee for the breakfast/speaker event (major credit cards accepted). To register, go to

MISRC RFID Project Lead: Dr. Fred Riggins,
University of Minnesota
RFID Forum Coordinator: Peter Grimlund, RFx3

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