Saturday, September 11, 2004

Lawsuit: Privacy advocacy group sues drug store chain over alleged privacy concerns

Computerworld is reporting that a California drug store chain is being sued by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse for allegedly using confidential customer medical information to feed drug comapny marketing practices:

California group sues Albertson's over privacy concerns - Computerworld:

"A dozen of the country's largest drug companies are named in the suit

News Story by Jaikumar Vijayan

SEPTEMBER 10, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), a San Diego-based privacy advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against supermarket chain Albertson's Inc. and its pharmacy units, SavOn, Osco and Jewel-Osco. The lawsuit, filed in California Superior Court in San Diego County, alleges that Albertson's violated the privacy rights of its pharmacy customers by illegally using their confidential information to conduct targeted marketing campaigns on behalf of large drug companies...."

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