Daily Archives: May 4, 2005

Thumbprint Privacy

I wonder how many customers have read the privacy policy of the tanning salons that require a thumb print before selling you a tan? Probably not many. Or perhaps folks that frequent tanning salons don’t care about privacy, potential identity theft, or their thumbprint potentially ending up in a Choicepoint, hacker, or doj database.
The evidence, sadly, points to the latter: if folks cared then these businesses would either be closed or would have already revised their POS systems.
Via Politech.