FTC Continues To Push Privacy Breach Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- As privacy continues to surge to the forefront of the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement initiatives, companies should be escalating efforts to ensure that adequate privacy and security practices and procedures are in place to protect employee and consumer data.

On Dec. 31, 2013, the FTC settled its most recent enforcement action against Accretive Health Inc., a Chicago-based business that conducts medical billing and revenue management services for hospitals across the United States. The action was filed against Accretive under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission...
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