**UPDATED** Ed Markey is at it again…

**UPDATED** (1-30-13)

Earlier this week we told you that Representative Ed Markey sent a letter to Disney requesting more information about their new MyMagic+ technology and how intrusive it is.  Well Disney CEO Bob Iger blasted back at Markey with a letter saying the following:

”We are offended by the ludicrous and utterly ill-informed assertion in your letter dated January 24, 2013, that we would in any way haphazardly or recklessly introduce a program that manipulates children, or wantonly puts their safety at risk.”

He also went on to say that “It is truly unfortunate and extremely disappointing that you chose to publicly attack us before taking the time to review our policies and/or contact us for information, which would have obviated the need for your letter. Had you or your staff made the slightest effort, you would have found most of the answers to your questions already existed and were publicly available online.”

Do you think Disney was right on with their statement back to Markey?  Or do you think Disney has to proove themselves more about their new technology?

via Local 6

If you are a coaster enthusiast, you know who Ed Markey is.  For those of you that do not know, he is a Representative from Massachusetts who has been sticking his nose in theme park business for many years.  His latest attack is on Disney and their new MyMagic+ Band wristbands.

Markey says the bracelets “could potentially have a harmful impact on our children”.  Markey has sent a letter to Bob Iger requesting how the information Disney will retrieve using the wristbands will be used.

“Widespread use of the MagicBand bracelets by park guests could dramatically increase the personal data Disney can collect about its guests,” Markey said in his letter to the Disney CEO.

Click here to read the full letter in PDF form.

Do you think Mr. Markey needs to worry about what Disney is doing with its new wristband technology?

via WESH2



Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed