Privacy Groups Back FTC In Wyndham Data Security Row

Law360, New York (November 13, 2014, 3:04 PM EST) -- A coalition of privacy groups told the Third Circuit on Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission needs the authority to bring lawsuits against companies over allegedly lax data security practices, weighing in on the agency’s dispute with Wyndham Hotel & Resorts LLC.

Public Citizen Inc., the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, among others, filed amicus briefs with the appeals court, arguing that U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’ April ruling refusing to dismiss the case should be upheld and that FTC oversight is a needed protection against companies that fail to adequately protect their customers’ data.

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