What is an RFID tag? In essence, it is a small electronic device that is capable of tracking objects through radio frequency waves. The device consists of a chip and antenna and typically contains around 2,000 bytes of data. Examples of RFID tags include animal tracking tags, which are rice-sized and screw-shaped, anti-theft hard plastic tags, and heavy-duty rectangular transponders, which are used to track shipping containers and heavy machinery.
An RFID tag is a device that stores information in tiny, inexpensive chips. It can then be read by radio. Privacy advocates are worried that tags embedded in consumer goods will allow third parties to see what a person is carrying. Because of this potential for identifying an individual’s location, authorities may be able to trace them. As such, this technology is becoming more common. But is it right for every company?