FTC Ordered to Disclose Data Security Standards in LabMD Suit

A chief administrative law judge has granted Atlanta-based LabMD's Motion to Compel that will allow LabMD to depose a representative from the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection concerning the data security standards used to show LabMD's standards were inadequate.

In August 2013, the FTC filed an administrative complaint against LabMD alleging the medical testing laboratory exposed roughly 10,000 consumers' personal information including consumers' names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, insurance provider information and standardized medical treatment codes.

Subsequently, LabMD filed a complaint in Georgia federal court alleging the FTC commenced an investigation of LabMD and filed its complaint without informing LabMD of how its data security measures fell short during the relevant period of years.

LabMD filed the motion to compel seeking to ascertain more information on the standards used in the lawsuit filed by the FTC that deemed LabMD's security practices substandard.

The administrative law judge granted LabMD's motion to compel, and ordered the deposition be taken within the next 10 days.

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