3rd Circ. Backs FTC In Data Security Row With Wyndham

By Allison Grande (August 24, 2015, 12:10 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday affirmed the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate companies' data security in rejecting Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s argument that Congress had never intended for the commission to be able to use its unfairness authority to police such practices.

The Third Circuit's ruling marks a ringing endorsement of the FTC's active data security enforcement agenda and all but ensures that the commission's aggressive regulatory approach won't slow down. (Credit: Law360) In a highly anticipated precedential opinion, the three-judge appellate panel upheld U.S. District Judge Esther Salas' April 2014 ruling that the regulator has the authority under the unfairness prong of...

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