D-Link Fires Back At FTC's Lax Data Security Claims

By Suevon Lee (January 31, 2017, 9:04 PM EST) -- D-Link Corp. on Tuesday sought to strike the Federal Trade Commission's suit in California federal court alleging security flaws in the company's routers and internet cameras, arguing the action reflects "government overreach" and is not backed by instances of consumer harm.

"This is a case of politicized government overreach without justification or any evidence of consumer injury," Patrick Massari, assistant vice president of the Cause of Action Institute, which represents D-Link, said in a press release Tuesday. "Congress did not delegate to FTC the authority to regulate data security for [internet of things] companies, and therefore FTC's putative regulation is beyond...

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