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Ed Palmer
07-16-05, 08:56 AM
Say what? You now have to give Disney the finger to get into Disneyworld?

Ed Palmer
07-16-05, 09:46 AM
Finger Scanning At Disney Parks Causes Concern

POSTED: 5:12 pm EDT July 14, 2005
UPDATED: 10:47 am EDT July 15, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The addition of finger scanning technology at the entrances of Walt Disney World theme parks for all visitors has caused concern among privacy advocates, according to a Local 6 News report.


I think it's a step in the wrong direction," Civil Liberties Union spokesman George Crossley said. "I think it is a step toward collection personal information on people regardless of what Disney says.




Tourists visiting Disney theme parks in Central Florida must now provide their index and middle fingers to be scanned before entering the front gates.


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The scans were formerly for season pass holders but now everyone must provide their fingers, Local 6 News reported. They have reportedly been phased in for all ticket holders during the past six months, according to a report.

Disney officials said the scans help keep track of who is using legitimate tickets, Local 6 News reported.

"It is technology reminiscent of "Mission Impossible" or "James Bond," Local 6 News reporter Jessica Sanchez said. "It works by scanning the ridges and structure of your index finger and middle finger called your finger geometry."

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Disney officials said the finger scans do not take an actual fingerprint. The scan recognizes certain points and outlines visitor's fingers, officials said.

Critics of the new scanning technology do not agree with Disney and said the scans border on a violation of privacy.

I think it's a step in the wrong direction," Civil Liberties Union spokesman George Crossley said. "I think it is a step toward collection of personal information on people regardless of what Disney says."

Crossley said they will be looking into the scans.

"The collecting of this fingertip information and how it is to be used and what the source of that information is as it relates to what it will show -- I don't like it and we will look into it," Crossley said.

The finger scanning began earlier this year at some parks before expanding to the entire complex, according to a report.

Universal Orlando and SeaWorld also plan to implement similar technology in the future, Local 6 News reported.


Like Fats Domino said, AINT THAT A SHAME
Jesus H Christ People your in AMERICA Get over it its for your own protection who knows they might even catch a terrorist, oh but we dont want them to do it the easy way let them kill someone first and then get their fingrer prints off of the residue of the EXPLOSIVES
yeh right