Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, asked Mr. Iger on Thursday to revisit the new “MyMagic+” park management program, expressing concern in a letter about the “harmful impact on our children,” according to a report in The Hill.
Mr. Iger says the bracelets are optional and also serve as a credit card, park ticket and room key. But privacy advocates worry the bracelets allow Disney to track the location of visitors, what rides they ride and what foods they buy.
“Although kids should have the chance to meet Mickey Mouse, this memorable meeting should not be manipulated through surreptitious use of a child’s personal information,” Mr. Markey wrote.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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