According to The Orange County Register Disney employees in Orange county filed federal lawsuit last Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The class action suit claims employee ID badges expose them to identity-theft risk. Employee social security number is encoded into a barcode visible on Disney employee ID cards. Many modern smartphones have applications able to decode barcodes using built-in camera. California law bans printing social security numbers on ID cards but encoding the number into a barcode remains a matter of law interpretation which a judge would have to resolve.
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