Wyndham Must Face FTC Lawsuit Over Data Breach

    Wyndham Worldwide must face a U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over computer security lapses that allowed hackers to steal data on more than 619,000 consumer credit-card accounts, a judge ruled. On April 7, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark, N.J., rejected the company’s request to dismiss the case filed by the FTC against Wyndham and three subsidiaries in 2012, ruling that the court must “draw reasonable inferences in favor of the FTC,” at this stage in the litigation, according to this Bloomberg article. Wyndham wanted the case thrown out on the grounds that the FTC lacks authority to regulate data security. Read more over at Bloomberg.

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