Disney officials said the scans help keep track of who is using legitimate tickets, Local 6 News reported.?????? You must be kidding me! What could possibly justify this kind of privacy invasion for every single visitor to an amusement park? And whose databases are they going to check this against? To say that I would never visit Disney again is far too weak an expression of how appalled I am.
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Update: Educated Guess speculates that this is more about preventing people from sharing multiday passes than about checking identities. I guess biometrics is cheaper than staff to check ID. And yet I find myself in no way reassured.
Update 2: More complete story here. Their defense is that they don't store the whole print but just some characteristic point numbers. great.