Michael J. Daugherty


Mike Daugherty is the CEO of LabMD, a cancer testing laboratory and Founder of The Cyber Education Foundation. A graduate of The University of Michigan, Mike was a surgical healthcare entrepreneur for over twenty years marketing implantable medical devices. In 1996 he founded LabMD. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges that it had deficient cybersecurity practices. (https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-labmd-ftc-tiversa/ )

The early years of his entering and fighting Washington, DC, are recorded in his book, “The Devil Inside the Beltway”. In so doing, he has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years. Every one of the 200+ litigants before him – including some of the largest companies in the world – have settled with the FTC, creating an unquestioned and untested belief that the FTC has broad authority to regulate in these areas. On June 6, 2018, he prevailed. In so doing, he toppled key pillars of the FTC’s cybersecurity and online privacy edifice, successfully exposing and challenging The Administrative State. Mike is committed to our Founding Fathers’ principles regarding the separation of powers, so he demands fair notice, due process and accountability. Mike seeks to educate and demonstrate how these principles are sorely lacking in DC today.

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