Notwithstanding the Disney fans who are unquestioningly embracing this Disney marketing initiative, there are indeed a number of legitimate concerns about the privacy and security of Disney's RFID system.
Originally Posted by ewokrights
Some quotes from a letter to Bob Iger by Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey:
The concerns of the Congressman are well founded. Given the rise in corporate database theft, RFID password hacking and identity theft that is being reported with ever-increasing frequency, plus Disney's notoriety for doing things on the cheap and their chronically dysfunctional inter-division communication (e.g. the Monorail upgrade debacle), Disney's theme park division is the last company I'd trust with personal data.
"...The [RFID bracelet] plan raises a number of important questions about how the personal privacy of Disney's 30-million guests each year will be protected, particularly when it comes to kids and teenagers."
"...Widespread use of MagicBand bracelets by park guests could dramatically increase the personal data that Disney can collect about its guests."
"...As a Co-Chairman of the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus, I am deeply concerned that Disney's proposal could potentially have a harmful impact on our children."