From PromoMagazine.com Grocer Sues Wal-Mart Over Price Scanning .
I'm curious as to what data they were able to retrieve from scanning the barcodes.
Oklahoma grocer Super H filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores for using a scanner to collect barcode data from products on Super H's shelves.
The suit, filed in Osage County District Court on June 13, alleges that Wal-Mart sent workers into Super H to check prices as Wal-Mart readies to open a supercenter nearby in August.
Super H isn't worried about the price information; its real concern is other data the scanner may have captured, such as inventory and wholesale price. "We're trying to get [the scanner] back and find out what's in there," said Super H manager Greg McNeil
What happens when scanning a barcode offers more than just prodcut info from a closed network? Wal-Mart spies will soon be getting coupons, ringtones and video clips when they do their undercover work.