FTC Revives LabMD Data Leak Suit, Finds Consumer Harm
By Allison Grande (July 29, 2016, 11:27 AM EDT) -- The heads of the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday overturned a judge's decision to nix the commission's action accusing LabMD of maintaining lax data security, concluding that the lab's failure to employ "basic precautions" led to an unauthorized disclosure of sensitive medical data that caused "substantial" harm to consumers.
In a 37-page order, the three acting FTC commissioners vacated a November decision issued by one of its administrative law judges, who concluded that the action brought by the agency against the medical testing lab should be tossed because the agency had failed to meet its burden of proof under the unfairness...
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