The state Attorney General’s office has stopped an area bar manager from using an identification verification scanner to retrieve addresses and personal information for the purpose of sending out unsolicited marketing materials.
Through an agreement with the Attorney General’s Office, Matthew S. Demar, managing employee of the Hollyrock bar, located on Varick St. in Utica, must stop using the scanner in such a manner, destroy the personal information he wrongfully obtained and pay a $5,000 penalty to the state.
Demar employed a scanner to check the validity of a person’s identification. However, the scanner also has the ability to store and retrieve the information read.
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