Limited Comfort For Corporate Defendants Post-LabMD Ruling

Law360 (June 8, 2018, 1:02 PM EDT) -- In a long-awaited decision ending the highly publicized cybersecurity case of Federal Trade Commission v. LabMD Inc., the Eleventh Circuit, on June 6, 2018, vacated an FTC cease-and-desist order that would have required LabMD, which had suffered a data breach caused by an employee who violated a company policy, to have undertaken a 20-year, multifaceted data security compliance program because it did not direct LabMD to cease committing an unfair act or practice within the meaning of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C § 45(a).

On the face of it, the court's opinion might appear to be...

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