Chamber Says FTC Overreaching In Wyndham Data Breach Suit

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- The National Chamber Litigation Center on Friday urged an Arizona federal court to toss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission suit over alleged losses from a Wyndham Worldwide Corp. data breach, saying the agency is overreaching its authority with such enforcement actions.

In an amicus brief, the NCLC said the FTC has engaged in a pattern of abusing its congressionally granted authority to regulate “unfair” trade practices in order to effectively set and enforce nationwide general data-security public policy, raising serious due process concerns.

“The FTC should...
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