Fort Worth, TX Level 2
I do not want to share my id or face in digital form.
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Thanks for the reply Breanna. However, with widespread data breaches and government overreach (which I believe is unconstitutional), I do not wish to increase the risk footprint of my personal data. So I will avoid any service such as this that mandates sharing my photo ID or facial recognition.
That's fine you can not provide a photo of yourself @Steven1588
But you will find many hosts like myself won't accept your booking.
I'm sure you appreciate as hosts we want to make sure the person who books is the one that actually turns up to stay.
Once information about a person's identity is transmitted, there are two main problems I perceive: (1) hackers can steal your data and commit fraud, for which you can face difficult financial and reputational harm, and (2) the government can leverage this data to control you. ** Obviously, I know that my data is already spread out everywhere, but nonetheless, I want to reverse that as much as I can. I'm sure that **some types have no problem with limiting the agency of other people, but I certainly do. As AirBnB seems to be in the left camp also, their actions and policies are consistent. I'll be closing my account and demanding that they delete my data. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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@Steven1588 As a host it is reassuring that Airbnb is demanding ID verification from our guests. Of course if you don't want to supply this then you will not be one of these guests.