Saturday 19 October 2019

Albert Heijn under fire over bonus card privacy: full of holes

The Albert Heijn supermarket discount card does not have proper security, enabling anyone to find out what a user has been buying, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

According to the Dutch consumers’ organisation Consumentenbond, anyone filling in a card number on the website or via the app can download what the card’s owner has bought over the past three months.

‘No one wants the fact they have bought a pregnancy test to become common knowledge,’ a spokesman told the Telegraaf.

The association thinks cards should also come with a pin code or password to guarantee user privacy.

A large part of the bonus card number is also included on the supermarket’s receipts. The two missing numbers are easy to discover because it is a standard code, the association said. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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