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Circuit ruling against FTC in LabMD case prompts questions about data-security requirements

June 13, 2018 |
Rick Weber
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The U.S. appellate court ruling last week rejecting the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement order against now-defunct LabMD is raising questions among privacy professionals about what constitutes adequate data security and privacy requirements.

The appeals court concluded the FTC order lacked “specificity” and thus was “unenforceable,” a move that highlights shortcomings in the agency's use of enforcement actions as guidance for other companies on baseline privacy and security for consumer data, according to privacy professionals.

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