Saturday, May 9, 2015

Here is why you might not want to stay at Motel 6

If this report is true, it seems like a violation of guest privacy at the least.
CopBlock sums it up more bluntly:
The popular hotel chain, Motel 6, has recently decided to partner with the police to violate the rights of their guests. Without the consent of the guest, or even informing them whatsoever, Motel 6 employees will now turn over the guest information to the police, who will then run a background check on the subject. And, as a policy, the motel chain is not even bothering to inform guests at check-in. They are not told about the hidden layer of screening – yet they are subjected to it. As of now, guests who check-in at Warwick’s Motel 6 will not be told theirnames are on a list that goes to the police station every night. Alerting motel guests that local police know their whereabouts “is not a normal process of our check-in,” said Victor Glover, a vice president of safety and security for G6 Hospitality, the parent company for Motel 6. Cue the predictable excuses: “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide.””
Giving the government the ability to track the location of citizens who are not engaged in crime is scary.

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