Probably the most relevant related work for my thesis was published in the paper “Rethinking RFID: Awareness and Control For Interaction With RFID Systems” by Nicolai Marquardt, Alex S. Taylor, Nicolas Villar and Saul Greenberg, 2010. They built many different paper RFID tags with enhanced functionalities, with which they were able to provide reader awareness and information control to the user. I have rebuilt a few of these paper RFID tags myself (1,2,3,4).

They also list the privacy risks of sensitive personal informations on RFID tags, which are:

  • unauthorized scanning
  • unauthorized location tracking of individuals
  • eavesdropping of authorized communication
  • leakage of biometric data stored on RFID tags
  • hacked RFID deployments
  • cloning of cards