RFID Communication Event

PAS 94 Implementing privacy and data protection impact assessment (PIA) frameworks in RFID applications – Guide

Date: 22th May 2013

Location: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, 103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DU

RFID tags are widely used in devices such as computers, books, cars, mobile phones; creating operational benefits for consumer products, public services and businesses. Some of the benefits include:  

  • goods security 
  • more efficient logistics
  • more effective asset tracking 
  • quicker payments.

However, although RFID’s technology advances compliment businesses; privacy, security and data protection could be compromised by RFID systems. That’s why organizations have to ensure that implemented RFID systems comply with existing data and personal privacy protection legislation. 

The use of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) enables an evaluation of how the potential risks to personal privacy have been identified, recorded and mitigated (including the use of public notification signs) and whether there are any residual risks that the public and consumers need to be made aware of. 

PAS 94 offers a useful overview on what needs to be considered before RFID is implemented and also provides a high-level introduction to the principles of undertaking PIAs and organisations’ obligations under current data protection legislation. 

By attending this free half-day event you will: 

  • receive a complimentary copy of PAS 94
  • get informed about latest regulatory policies
  • understand why PAS 94 was developed
  • hear presentations from industry experts
  • identify practical steps you need to consider
  • network with peers and experts
  • have your questions answered by RFID experts.


08.30  RFID Breakfast network

09.30 – 09.40  Chairman's welcome note
Chair: Richard Rees, President, Scanology

09:40 – 10:00  Development of PAS 94
David Fatscher, Head of Sustainability, Market Development, BSI

10:00 – 10:30  PAS 94 and application of PIA Framework
Mark Gilliott, Senior Business Consultant, GS1

10:30 – 11:00  The latest regulatory policy
Speaker to be confirmed

11:00 – 11:10  Q&A

11:10 – 11:30  Tea and coffe break

11:30 – 12:00  Privacy Impact Signage
Richard Rees, President, Scanology

12:00 – 12:30  PIA’s process – identifying and mitigating risks
Pete Eisenegger, Consumer and Public Interest Coordinator, BSI

12:30 – 13:00  Discussion – RFID and PAS 94 – What happens next?

13:00  Chairman’s closing remarks