FTC Tips Data Security Hand In Wyndham Pact

By Allison Grande (December 10, 2015, 10:21 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission in its data security settlement with Wyndham endorsed a popular standard for securing payment card data and set out specific requirements for how to handle a franchisee breach, offering companies valuable insight into the perplexing issue of what the commission expects from them on the data security front, attorneys say.

Under the settlement filed in New Jersey federal court, which was disclosed by the parties Wednesday, Wyndham Worldwide Corp. subsidiary Wyndham Hotel and Resorts LLC agreed to establish a comprehensive information security program and undergo annual audits in order to resolve the commission's allegations that the hotel...

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