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23 Jul Breaking News!


Hearing Tomorrow to Examine the Federal Trade Commission’s Data Security Enforcement Authority


WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will convene a hearing titled, “The Federal Trade Commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury.”  The hearing will examine the FTC’s enforcement practices with respect to data security, as well as the basis of recent FTC actions related to data security practices.

In addition, the hearing will examine the sources of the FTC’s information for several recent data breach investigations, which have been the subject of an ongoing Committee investigation. Witnesses include organizations that the FTC has contacted or investigated after they refused to purchase “cyber-intelligence” services from Tiversa, Inc.


Hearing Details:

“The Federal Trade Commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury”

Full Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

9:30 a.m. in Rayburn 2154. The hearing will be streamed live at




Mr. Michael Daugherty

Chief Executive Officer

LabMD, Inc.


Mr. David Roesler

Executive Director

Open Door Clinic of Greater Elgin


Mr. Gerard Stegmaier


Goodwin Procter


Mr. Woodrow Hartzog

Associate Professor
Samford University

Contact:  Becca Watkins, 202.225.0037

Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.