UPDATE 11/23 - Correction - Liz at Spychips wants to do something with the idea, but can't officiate CASPIAN as spokesperson.
UPDATE 2PM CST - CASPIAN teaming up on the Greedy/Vice list.
BTC Commentary -- Last Christmas it was Best Buy. This Summer it was Walgreens. This fall it was Target. Now pushing into this Christmas, Michael's Art Supply started scanning driver's licenses during retail exchanges at the register. These businesses disclose demand for photo ID as consumer policy, typically on receipts after the shopping is done. Typically, there is no privacy protection offered to you for information you voluntarily give up to these stores. They demand it and then they sell it to whomever they want. That's a bad bargain.
In American shopping culture, where impulse is encouraged during holiday season, more people will be asked for a drivers license before, during or after during returns or exchanges gifts or purchases as POS policy. I expect a third of shopping America to go along with it. However, if your reading this blog, that won't be you.
How can you beat Big Christmas when it's marketing the sales of drivers license information to 3rd party Big Data monitors?
RT @garrettcobarr: #PrivChat A2: I do not see any particular problem with #BigData if it is thoroughly anonymized |Not sure this can be done
— Privacyactivism (@Privacyactivism) November 20, 2012