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BobH088
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5/9/2014 | 11:22:16 AM
security solution
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5/8/2014 | 7:35:26 PM
Victry for Citizens
The FTC is perhaps better positioned than most government agencies to protect consumers from being victimized by companies that don't handle consumer data properly. But as this ruling makes clear, the FTC needs to make its standards clear to companies. This is definitely a victory for small business onwers like LabMD whose CEO heroically challenged the FTC for hammerinc LabMD after the company discovered some of its customer data had surfaced in a file sharing data, but never told LabMD what exactly it did wrong. 


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