To Business' Chagrin, Cybersecurity Is FTC's Turf Now

Law360, New York (June 10, 2014, 1:06 PM ET) -- On March 7, 2014, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey issued a much anticipated decision rejecting a direct challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to police corporate cybersecurity practices. Seeking to dismiss an FTC enforcement action, the hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide Corp., which was supported by many prominent business groups, had argued the commission didn't have the power to regulate corporate data-security practices. While still subject to appellate review and not binding on other federal courts, Judge Salas’ decision paves the way for...
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