FTC, LabMD Medical Record Security Fight Illustrates Agency’s Role in Consumer Protection

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Two years in the making, a fight between the FTC and a shuttered, Atlanta medical testing company is set to take place next week.

In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission, in its mission to protect consumers’ most sacred financial and medical details, originally accused LabMD of improperly handing the digital records of roughly 10,000 customers.

LabMD fought back. Asking a federal district court to stop the investigation.

But, in a ruling this week, a judge ordered the administrative hearing to go forward.

From GovInfoSecurity:

From an AJC story, published last summer:

 

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