Disney criticizes Rep. Markey's assessment of tracking program
Disney called a lawmaker's remarks -- that its MyMagic+ tracking program is a privacy infringement -- "ludicrous." In a Jan. 24 letter, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, criticized the program and its possible effects on children. Disney CEO Bob Iger responded, writing, "We are offended by the ludicrous and utterly ill-informed assertion in your letter ... that we would in any way haphazardly or recklessly introduce a program that manipulates children, or wantonly puts their safety at risk. 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."
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