Feb 222011
 February 22, 2011  Posted by  Court

Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix writes:

Two Disneyland Resort employees will announce Tuesday that they will seek to certify a class action lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company to stop Disney from encoding the worker’s Social Security numbers in a barcode printed on their cast member identification cards. Jorge Iniestra and Josh Stern claim this practice violates a California privacy law, and exposes the cast members to the risk of identity theft.

In a statement issued late Monday night by Unite HERE Local 11, the union embroiled in a multi-year contract dispute with the Disneyland Resort, the workers state that the barcode on their company-issued identification cards contains “private information including their Social Security number.” They claim that the barcodes “are easily retrievable with any smartphone barcode scanner app.”

A union spokesperson declined to detail for MousePlanet Monday night exactly what information is encoded in this barcode, or how it is formatted, saying that additional details would be provided at Tuesday’s press conference.

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