Friday, March 10, 2017

Gym rats: Personal info of former David Barton members found on Astor Place

More bad news for members of the now-closed David Barton Gym on Astor Place.

NBC 4 had this report:

Paperwork containing the personal information of clients at a shuttered David Barton Gym ... was found strewn across the heavily-trafficked streets in the area Thursday.

News 4 cameras exclusively captured photocopies of identification cards, passports and visa information that had apparently been submitted with gym waivers for the luxury fitness chain.

It wasn't immediately cleared who tossed all this sensitive information on the curb.

The four David Barton Gym locations in Manhattan, including on Astor Place, shut down without any warning to its members or staff in late December.

Last month, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against Club Ventures Investments LLC d/b/a David Barton Gyms.

The Astor Place space will become one of New York Sports Clubs' collection of Elite clubs.

H/T Pinch!


Anonymous said...

Sloppy Pricks


What a shame. I hope DBG is going to give them all Lifelock.

Anonymous said...

Everyone, not just millennials have signed a compact with the devil. Personal information is given over freely (bigly if you are Trumpite). The mantra when I was younger was that you never gave out your SS#, today phones and computers ask you to disclose location, and people, without thinking, turn on the location button. It doesn't surprise me that personal information (paper) was carelessly handled. I don't trust, equally, the banks and companies that ask me to go paperless.

Giovanni said...

Between all of the DNA that was spilled on that locker room floor and all of these Social Security numbers floating around, you could probably clone half the members on David Barton's client list and start your own gym, complete with thousands of lookalike members.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1PM, you don't trust the banks that tell you to go paperless, but this story was about papers being found with personal info, haha. Wtf, son.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:20, I think the point about paperless is that bank records on the internet are probably not "safe" from hacking. The hacking into the records of large companies is a recurrent problem. I don't think that means one should have nothing to do with internet purchases, but people are surrendering too much personal data.

DrGecko said...

@Anon 8:52 - Going paperless saves on paper but doesn't generate extra computer records because those records are already there (and potentially hackable).

@Giovanni - I really, really don't want to think about DNA on the locker room floor, thank you very much