RFID Technology Conjures 'Big Brother' Fears over Privacy

Published by Jack Hunter   – February 7, 2012
Categories: Industries

A recent article published on Rigzone on the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in platform operations offshore Mexico stirred controversy among readers concerning their privacy in the workplace.

RFID has been used in a number of industries to track inventory, including the retail industry, livestock, and transportation industries; the oil and gas industry has implemented RFID in recent years not only to track inventory, but to address the issues of safety and non-productive time. This technology also is being used in drilling technology to allow producers to remote automate drilling operations.


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