U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Oral Argument Date

June 21, 2017


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Eleventh Circuit grants petition for review of FTC cease-and-desist order regarding data-security practices

June 06, 2018

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U.S. Chamber urges Eleventh Circuit to curb FTC’s practice of establishing data-security policy through private enforcement actions

January 03, 2017

Over the past decade, the FTC has increasingly wielded its enforcement authority to extract settlements from businesses that have been victimized by data-security breaches and that had no formal notice of the standards the FTC accuses them of violating. The Chamber filed an amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit arguing that the FTC’s authority to prohibit unfair trade practices does not include the authority to establish general data-security policy, and the FTC should not be permitted to circumvent the legislative process by establishing rules through private enforcement actions.

William S. Consovoy and Michael H. Park of Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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