Court dismisses LabMD's challenge to FTC case

Court dismisses LabMD's challenge to FTC case
The Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with its case against LabMD, an Atlanta-based cancer-screening laboratory, after an alleged healthcare data breach in August 2013, according to an article at The National Law Review.<br />The FTC previously filed a complaint against LabMD that alleges the medical testing laboratory exposed roughly 10,000 ...
The Federal Trade Commission is moving forward with its case against LabMD, an Atlanta-based cancer-screening laboratory, after an alleged healthcare data breach in August 2013, according to an article at The National Law Review.
The FTC previously filed a complaint against LabMD that alleges the medical testing laboratory exposed roughly 10,000 consumers' personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, insurance provider information and standardized medical treatment codes.
LabMD hit back against the FTC last March, slamming the agency with a lawsuit seeking to stop what the company called an "abuse of power and regulation" of patient information without proper authority, FierceHealthIT previously reported.
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Now, that challenge by LabMD has been dismissed by the Eleventh Circuit, according to the NLR article. However, the article also points out that the court did not say whether the FTC has the right to enforce privacy standards. Article
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