Purcell, OK asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma

Q: Is it legal for an rv park to require fingerprinting to access areas of the park??

The rv park I stay in has recently informed me that a fingerprint device is the only way to access the bath/shower and laundry facilities.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The legality of an RV park requiring fingerprinting for access to certain areas can depend on various factors, including state laws and the specific terms of your agreement with the RV park. Generally, private businesses, like an RV park, have some discretion in implementing security measures. However, these measures must comply with state and federal laws, including privacy laws.

If you have concerns about this policy, you might want to review the terms of your agreement with the RV park. Look for any clauses that mention security measures or changes in access protocols. Understanding your contractual rights is key in this situation.

Another aspect to consider is the privacy and data protection laws in your state. These laws can vary, so it's important to know how they apply to fingerprint collection and storage.

If you're uncomfortable with the fingerprinting requirement, consider discussing your concerns with the RV park management. Sometimes, a direct conversation can lead to alternative solutions.

Should the issue remain unresolved or if you feel your rights are being infringed upon, you may want to consult a legal professional. They can offer advice specific to your situation and the applicable laws in your area.

In any case, it's important to address such privacy concerns promptly and thoroughly, as they involve your personal data and access to essential services.

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