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Costco Pharmacy Sends Sensitive Health Data to 3rd Parties

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Oct
2023
Costco Pharmacy Sends Sensitive Health Data to 3rd Parties

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Costco warehouse customers often get free samples of cheese and beef jerky. But members who fill their prescriptions online at Costco pharmacies allegedly get their sensitive information unlawfully scraped and transmitted to third parties, claim two proposed federal class action lawsuits.

The two lawsuits filed in Washington federal court on Oct. 6 and Oct. 25 allege similar claims – that the used by the membership warehouse giant collect and send individuals’ information without their knowledge or consent to Facebook, Google and other third-party marketers in violation of HIPAA, the Federal Trade Act, and federal and state wiretapping and other laws.

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