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Medical lab says FTC breach probe forced it to close

Jaikumar Vijayan | Feb. 3, 2014
An Atlanta-based medical laboratory that has been embroiled in a bitter feud with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over a data breach investigation shut down its operations this week.

Like LabMD, Wyndham, claims that neither the FTC nor the federal government has ever published a formal set of data security standards so it is unfair for it to penalize companies for failing to live up to criteria that doesn't exist.

Several influential trade groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, TechFreedom, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the International Franchise Association and Cause of Action have filed motions supporting Wyndham and LabMD against the FTC.


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