March 27, 2014 - LODSaretheMissingLink
Okay sir, I just need to swipe your Driver’s License
One thing I do not understand is why in the FUCK do people get so ticked about having their ID’s swiped?? Do you really think a multi-billion dollar company wants your stupid fucking information? You think the LOD is sitting in the back selling your info to pirates? Let me give you an example of one guest’s stupidity:
“I was in Target a few weeks ago. I had about $200 worth of stuff loaded on the conveyer belt and about 1/3 of the way through checking me out the gal says; can I see your drivers license? I asked why – she said because it’s required if I want to buy NyQuil.
I took my license out and showed it to her. She tried to grab it, I asked her what she was doing, she said she needed to swipe my license. Um, no. There is all sorts of information contained on that strip that Target has no business accessing. She said she couldn’t continue unless I let her swipe my DL. I said you’d rather I walk out rather than let me buy NyQuil without giving Target the same information I need to give the DMV in order to be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. She said yes.
I left all the stuff sitting on the belt and walked out.”
-Taken from a Huffington Post website.
CLAP CLAP DUDE YOU’RE A LITTLE BADASS WOOOW CLAAAAAP CLAAP MAAAAAAN YOU STOOD UP FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. No. No, you’re a fucking dumb ass who probably thinks the GUBMENT is watching your every move. Think of all that fucking time you wasted for something as stupid as keeping your name and address from a fucking machine.
Listen people, the only information, THE ONLY FUCKING INFORMATION, on a driver’s license magnetic strip is the SAME INFORMATION AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE FRONT OF YOUR CARD. Your DOB, name, address, DL ID, that’s about it. It doesn’t get your social, it doesn’t get your phone #, it doesn’t get your soul. So chill the fuck out.
By the way people, if you DO get your card swiped and you start, say, getting shit in your mail from Target or anything like that, you do have legal protection:
Civil Code: CONFIDENTIALITY OF DRIVER’S LICENSE INFORMATION
- 1798.90.1. (a) (1) Any business may swipe a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in any electronic device for the following purposes:
(A) To verify age or the authenticity of the driver’s license or identification card.
(B) To comply with a legal requirement to record, retain, or transmit that information.
(C) To transmit information to a check service company for the purpose of approving negotiable instruments, electronic funds transfers, or similar methods of payments, provided that only the name and identification number from the license or the card may be used or retained by the check service company.
(D) To collect or disclose personal information that is required for reporting, investigating, or preventing fraud, abuse, or material misrepresentation.
(2) A business may not retain or use any of the information obtained by that electronic means for any purpose other than as provided herein.
(b) As used in this section, “business” means a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or any other form of commercial enterprise.
(c) A violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for no more than one year, or by a fine of no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both.
If any of these are breached by Target or anyone else, GET A LAWYER AND TAKE LEGAL ACTION.
So next time a cashier asks to swipe your ID, just hand the God damn card over. Googling this shit gave me a fucking headache just trying to even remotely comprehend how r******d these “DON’T SWIPE MY CARD” people are. You read their ignorance and it’s hard not to envision them with tin foil wrapped around their head.