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Drugstore Chain Disables Web Site Feature Allowing Tracking of Customer Purchases

In a statement June 22 retail drugstore chain CVS Corp. acknowledged that it had disabled a feature on its Web site that allows registered users of its loyalty cards to track purchases made under �flexible spending accounts� (FSA) set up through their employers. The feature allowed an unauthorized person to improperly obtain customer purchase records via e-mail. More than 50 million customers use its ExtraCare loyalty cards, CVS said.

CVS ends Web site feature over privacy concerns, ComputerWorld, June 23, 2005.