At a recent visit to Palm Beach Tanning Salons (I occasionally suffer from SAD), I discovered that they now require a fingerprint ID in order to list you as a current member. I am not particularly comfortable with so much information about me sitting in the database of a tanning salon.

Information Week reports that the government of course is going to be purchasing more and more of these systems. As a non-citizen of the United States, I have had to give up a lot of privacy due to security concerns and that is understandable. Do private businesses get to have this data too?

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