LabMD latest to challenge FTC’s cybersecurity regulation authority

The medical testing laboratory follows hotelier Wyndham in saying the FTC can’t regulate its security measures

Hotelier Wyndham Worldwide Corp. has been engaged in a battle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for months over whether the commission holds the right to regulate corporate cybersecurity. But now, the FTC faces a similar challenge from another corporation — this time from the medical field.

Medical testing laboratory LabMD Inc. has filed a complaint against the FTC in an administrative law court, challenging the FTC’s authority to file an August 2013 complaint against the company for a data breach. In the complaint, the FTC had alleged that sensitive information from 9,000 LabMD users was found on a file sharing network.

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