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CSE’s Alexei Czeskis on American Public Media’s “Marketplace”

UW CSE Ph.D. student Alexei Czeskis was interviewed on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” concerning a program in San Antonio to track students within their high schools using RFID.

Alexei Czeskis studies RFID privacy issues at the University of Washington’s Security and Privacy Research Lab.  He says it’s hard to predict the consequences of collecting all this data on our children.

“‘We don’t know what it could be used for in the future,’ he says, ‘and that could be something good or it could be something really bad.  For example, maybe it’s foreseeable that when these students apply to college for admission, colleges might be able to request this type of data.  Those kinds of things could have implications for students further on in their lives.’”

Listen to the story here.

June 8, 2012