Sorry, Target, but you have no right!

I am all for stores asking a customer for ID to verify age when buying tobacco, alcohol, or other age-restricted products. But stores should only have the right to look at a valid document for the purposes of verifying this information. They should not have the right to record every bit of your personal information. But that is what the Target corporation is asking for when they scan your ID card. The information contained in the barcode probably varies by the issuer, but take a look at what is contained in the Washington State driver’s license information. Would you let someone take a copy of all this information to the backroom copy machine just to make a $10 purchase? I won’t, and furthermore, I don’t think they should have the right to ask for it in the first place.

You want to look at my ID to verify my age? Great! You want to record all my biometric data? Kiss my … and while you’re at it, put all the stuff in my cart back on the shelf because I won’t shop at a store that believes they have the right to ask for such information.

If you think I’m just being irate… well, you could be right, but there are plenty of other people who feel the same way (Google “target scanning your ID”).


Papers Please!


1 Response to “Sorry, Target, but you have no right!”

  1. 1 Steve Prescott December 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    It’s the same thing when I go to Radio Shack. I went there to pay cash for a $35 item and they wanted all my personal information (name, address, phone number etc.). I told them I didn’t want to give that to them and they said they have to have it to process the sale. I handed the item I was going to buy back to the sales associate and told them never mind and walked out. Radio Shack lost a cash sale and I won’t go back there any time soon.

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