When a clerk scans the bar code on a customer's driver license, what data is being collected? Is it fair to make retailers the first line of defense against underage drinkers and other lawbreakers? Can the information be stolen or misused? And how do you keep entry-level employees from turning a standard request for ID into a annoyance for customers? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/retailers-caught-in-the-middle-on-id-checks/ This relates to what the OP said in this thread: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/how-many-beer-drinks-do-you-drink-in-a-week.566793/ Many people are way over the legal drinking age,yet are increasingly requested by retailers to show ID when purchasing alcohol.We know the official reason why,which is all well and good,yet unlike in bygone days,when an ID was only looked at and returned,today information is entered,linked,and stored. As the BA thread above asked: "How many beer 'drinks' do you drink in a week?" and related it to a request from an insurance agent. That's the problem with being ID'd,we get flagged for our above average consumption,and information can be used against us.This happpens with other activities citizens do,as everything leaves an electronic trace,and we become part of "big data". Has anyone else found it becoming more usual to be asked for ID,where in the past,it was tacitly taken care of ?