GIVING THE FINGERPRINT: NEW POLICY RAISES PRIVACY CONCERNS – CBS2CHICAGO.COM

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Giving The Fingerprint: New Policy Raises Privacy Concerns – cbs2chicago.com

Well, this does not really affect the world of real estate here in Lancaster, but I can’t imagine I am the only one who sees this as problematic.  Check out the link to the article.  Home sellers in Chicago will now be required to provide a thumbprint when selling, in order to prove they are the seller.

While I am all for preventing fraud, is this really necessary?  I am involved in hundreds of transactions and the process is pretty specific, it seems to me that the type of fraud they are having issues with could be addressed without the need to compile a database of fingerprints.  I am never in favor of intrusive government oversight.  It seems to me that a court case for infringing on people civil liberties will be popping up in short order.  Your thoughts?