Kroger is facing a class action lawsuit which alleges that the retailer unlawfully released the protected health information of online pharmacy patients to unauthorized third parties, including to Facebook’s parent company, Meta.
The suit, which was filed on Nov. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleges that unbeknownst to patients, Kroger installed tracking tools on its website, Kroger.com, which then resulted in information around patient prescriptions to be unknowingly shared.
The suit states that both the plaintiff, an anonymous Jane Doe, as well as the class members are seeking up to $10,000 in damages.
Kroger did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication of this story.
A similar lawsuit was filed against Costco in October. That suit, which is still pending, also alleges that the wholesale retailer inappropriately shared customer health information with Meta.