Convergent Software works closely with RFID-related standards and develops data encoding and privacy compliance software to support and encourage the correct use of RFID.

Perspective

Do you know about GDPR “blacklists” and RFID applications?

Category: RFID Privacy
Posted: 30 October 2018

Not all RFID Applications are equal in terms of their potential impact on the privacy of natural persons. Here we use a published "blacklist" of the types of applications that require a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) as defined by the GDPR to highlight the kinds of RFID applications that require a privacy impact assessment.

What have Meltdown and Spectre got to do with RFID Privacy?

Category: RFID Privacy
Posted: 10 February 2018

Anyone involved with running a computer system will be aware of the newly discovered Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities at the heart of nearly every modern computer. Whilst these do not directly affect RFID, they highlight a very relevant issue. There are known vulnerabilities in RFID applications that could have significant implications for RFID privacy. The EN 16571, Information technology - RFID privacy impact assessment process is the only objective way to identify and assess RFID risks AND identify countermeasures that can be applied.

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