GovInfoSecurity reports on the next battle between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and LabMD, which “could shed light on how the FTC evaluates data security when the agency pursues enforcement actions against companies for alleged unfair business practices,” the report states. An FTC administrative judge ruled earlier this month that the FTC must testify about the data security standards it used to bring enforcement action against the testing lab for alleged data security violations. Expert Adam Greene said the case will be important for the healthcare sector to watch for clarity on what the FTC considers “reasonable” data security practices. LabMD argues it’s subject to HIPAA, not FTC standards.
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