The Guardian has an article about the number of businesses in the U.K. that are refusing to accept cash in payment, notably for food and drink, and services.
The article and the comments to it point out the difficulties such policies may cause for people who do not have or cannot get bank accounts – but also the benefit for the businesses, who do not have to keep or tally cash.
The comments in particular point out the privacy and control implications of having all one’s transactions recorded – and the data often sold – electronically.
Some other countries, notably . . . [more]