Wisconsin Tavern Requires Photo Taken In Order For You To Enter. State I.D. No Longer Good Enough.Submitted by KristanTHarris on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 12:47
The City Lounge Located at 3455 East Layton Avenue in Cudahy Wiscsonsin not only requires your I.D. be scanned and photographed but your photo be taken by a Digital License Scanner. While in line last night to enter local tavern City Lounge I noticed the security gaurd with a hand held identification scanner. What alarmed me was that the hand held scanner had a CAMERA on the end of it. When i asked the security gaurd If they will be taking my picture he replied "Yes, In order to enter" and looked rather annoyed. So not only is your license saved on file and scanned into their system but now your photo is taken with it. I felt rather violated not for myself so much but for the half a dozen people infront of me who had no idea that their photo was being taken and kept on file. I understand the benifets to protect the local tavern from under age drinkers and discourage patrons from getting out of hand. I felt however as though taking my picture unknowingly and others is an Integrity issue. I am sure if they asked every patron if it was "O.K." to take their picture many would say no. They would then have to follow up with well it is required to enter. I am sure people would stop attending this Grill & Tavern and they would be forced to stop taking pictures. So it leaves me with a few questions. Does the information go into a major database? Who has access to this database? Do taverns share this information with government groups including law enforcement? If they are following your habbits at what point does it become illegally stalking? At what point is this a violation of privacy? Has anyone else witnessed these hand held scanners? If so please post! I posted the taverns number below for any media relations.
3455 East Layton Avenue Cudahy, WI 53110
Kristan T. Harris For State Assembly District 20