See Tickets Suffers Credit Card Skimming Data Breach
See Tickets has informed consumers that it was subject to a long-term security incident, potentially impacting the credit card security of those who used the platform to purchase tickets over a multi-year period, according to multiple reports. The breach was reportedly initiated by hackers who were able to inject... Read more
Red Rocks Ditches Plans to Add Amazon Palm Scan After Uproar
After major uproar, the management of Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado has apparently backed off of plans to install Amazon One biometric scanning devices at the famed venue. From the moment they were announced in the fall of 2021, consumer privacy advocates had pushed back hard against the devices,... Read more
CTS EVENTIM Announces Software to Check “Digital Health Certificates”
CTS Eventim, a leading ticketing service operating primarily in the European market, has announced the launch of software that can be deployed to validate so-called “digital health certificates” in areas where event opeators or local officials are requiring them for event access due to COVID. “Our aim in introducing... Read more
Report: Ticketmaster Plans to Require COVID Data Access For Events
A report in Billboard this week indicates that Ticketmaster is taking steps towards requiring access to consumer medical information as a part of its “fan safety” plans for live events to return at scale. The plan, according to Dave Brooks, involves data sharing between Ticketmaster, third party health companies,... Read more
Sports Teams Considering Facial Recognition Despite Privacy Concerns
Facial recognition technology is being considered by sports teams looking to find ways to get fans back in buildings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Wall Street Journal. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Football Club are currently testing the technology, despite widespread outcry against the technology... Read more
Artists Give Fans Their ‘Personal’ Phone Numbers In Data Grab
Hundreds of artists are jumping onto the idea of a new tactic to target their fanbase that is more personal than social media: giving out a personalized phone number. As a mega fan, receiving a text from your favorite artist might send you into an excited frenzy — but... Read more