11th Circ. Frees LabMD From FTC Data Security Order

By Allison Grande (June 6, 2018, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday threw out a Federal Trade Commission order directing LabMD to overhaul its data security program, finding that a lack of specifics on how the changes should be implemented doomed the directive while deferring to the agency on the broader question about the scope of its data security authority.

A Federal Trade Commission order for LabMD to revise its data security practices was deemed not enforceable by the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday because it failed to enjoin any specific act or practice.

In a closely watched case that many experts viewed as a major test of the...

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