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