What LabMD's Data Security Breach Tells Us About FTC
October 3, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT
Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against LabMD Inc., a medical testing laboratory based in Atlanta, for allegedly failing to “reasonably protect the security of consumer’s personal data” and medical information. The FTC’s complaint, which serves as another example of the government’s ongoing efforts to aggressively enforce consumers’ personal and medical information privacy, cites two separate breaches of approximately 10,000 consumers’ information.
The first breach was discovered in 2012 by the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department when over 500 individuals’ information...