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Keeping the personal records and fingerprint make sense as it will help to control alcohol related violence inside the pubs and clubs. On the other hand it raises privacy issue as there are chances for personal information leaking. Customers should be informed about the information they are keeping as well as the purpose of that. No information should be stored without letting the customers know about the content and purpose.
The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact on privacy and security issue of the use of fingerprint scanner with facial recognition with identity information in the pubs and clubs from ethical point of view. Desktop research method has been used for this research. Relevant journal articles, news, academic research paper and ethical documents have been reviewed to develop this research paper.
Considering the deontological theory, this feature is ethical as it is the duty of the particular venue to keep record who visits them in order to maintain the security (Bentham, 1983). On the contrary, same feature may create privacy issue for the visitors of that venue as they provide their personal information
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Besides, cultivating the philosophical ethics and treating others as we want to be treated (golden rule) can aid to minimize the complexity of this issue (Wattles, 1997). For example, if we consider ourselves in the situation of a customer, would we like our information to be leaked out and our privacy interrupted? The architecture of the database and the law can solve this issue to some extent (Tavani, 1999). However, if the company is still misusing customer personal information, any of the staff can blow the whistle to outside world obviously after giving them an warning about the use of the data in wrong purposes (Near & Miceli,

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