FTC Hammers LabMD Over Consumer Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it has hit medical testing laboratory LabMD Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the company failed to reasonably protect the security of consumers’ personal data, including medical information.

The action is the latest turn in the FTC’s investigation into the company, which began in 2009 when the agency became aware that a spreadsheet containing personal information for thousands of the company’s clients was available on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

According to the FTC, the complaint, which is not being made public because the company says it contains confidential business information, alleges that in...

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