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Commission Finds LabMD Liable for Unfair Data Security Practices

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The Federal Trade Commission today announced the issuance of an Opinion and Final Order reversing an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Initial Decision that had dismissed FTC charges against medical testing laboratory LabMD, Inc. In reversing the ALJ ruling, the Commission concludes that LabMD’s data security practices were unreasonable and constitute an unfair act or practice that violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

The case concerns the alleged failure by Respondent LabMD, Inc., which operated as a clinical laboratory for physicians, to protect the sensitive personal information, including medical information, of consumers. Over the course of its operations between 2001 and 2014, LabMD collected sensitive personal information, including medical information, for over 750,000 patients.

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