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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart has announced that its Kmart Pharmacy, located at 901 US 27 North, Sebring, Fla., was the subject of a data incident on or around May 27, 2012.
The incident was recently discovered on July 10, when an acquaintance of a now former employee returned a printed report containing prescription information that was inappropriately disclosed. The report contained customers’ names and addresses; the prescriber’s name and address; and prescription name, number, quantity and drug NDC number. Kmart stressed that the report did not contain any personal information related to customers’ driver’s license, insurance carriers, social security numbers, bank accounts, debit or credit cards or other financial information. Kmart added that it is not aware of any misuse of customer information as a result of the incident.
Kmart stated that it is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and is taking this incident “very seriously.” Immediately upon learning of the incident, Kmart conducted a thorough investigation. On Wednesday, the pharmacy notified all affected customers.
To help prevent an incident like this from happening in the future, the pharmacy also reviewed and updated all related policies and procedures, as needed, and conducted additional staff training.
Kmart is urging any customers seeking additional information regarding the incident to call (866) 871-4680 for further information.