Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FTC: Lab Failed to Protect Patient Data

In a patient privacy complaint, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that a cancer detection lab failed to protect the personal information of over 9,000 patients.

According to Jessica Rich, Director FTC's Consumer Protection, unauthorized exposure of consumers’ personal data puts them at risk for identity theft and other unauthorized use.

"The lab "Did not use readily available measures to prevent and detect unauthorized access to personal information." - Federal Trade Commission
In particular, the FTC claims the lab "Did not use readily available measures to prevent and detect unauthorized access to personal information." One readily available method to detect unauthorized access, even by authorized users, is low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) FTC files LabMD patient privacy complaint; LabMD responds - HealthITsecurity.com, 08/30/2013

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