FTC Blasts LabMD's 11th Circ. Challenge To Data Ruling

Law360, New York (February 10, 2017, 9:32 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday doubled down on its ruling that LabMD Inc.’s data security practices were too loose, telling the Eleventh Circuit that the company exposed patients to substantial harm by failing to take basic steps toward reasonable security.

The agency urged the appeals court to uphold a July ruling in which the heads of the FTC overturned their own administrative law judge and concluded that the company’s failure to employ “basic” security precautions led to an unauthorized disclosure of sensitive medical data that caused “substantial” harm to consumers, in violation of the unfairness prong of Section 5 of...

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