To date only OCR and state attorneys general have exercised enforcement authority with respect to health care data breaches. However, the FTC has served notice in its recent January, 2014 order against LabMD that it has authority under the FTC Act to take enforcement action in connection with unreasonable data security practices that constitute “unfair acts or practices in or affecting commerce” in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
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The Evolving Health Care Data Breach Enforcement Minefield:
Long Term Care, Medical Facilities, and Other Health Care Entities Face Potential Enforcement Actions from Multiple Federal Agencies
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