In a press release, dated June 16, 2023, the FTC announced that it had reached a proposed settlement with the company, In addition to a $75,000 cash payment (which will be used for consumer refunds), the company will be required to enhance protections of all genetic information and will be required to instruct its labs that all DNA samples over 180 days old must be destroyed.
Additionally, the proposed settlement provides that the company:
- must ensure any company that purchases all or parts of 1Health’s business agrees by contract to adhere to provisions of the order;
- must notify the FTC about incidents of unauthorized disclosure of consumers’ personal health data; and
- must implement a comprehensive information security program addressing the security failures outlined in the complaint.
Think they were shaking in their genes when they got this complaint?
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