Wyndham Data Security Suit Could Hamper FTC Enforcement

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT) -- Wyndham Hotel & Resorts LLC on Monday shot back at the Federal Trade Commission's allegations that it failed to adequately secure guests' personal information, contending that the commission lacks the authority to regulate private companies' data security practices — an argument that, if upheld, would hamper the agency's ability to bring and settle privacy actions, according to attorneys.

In its motion to dismiss the FTC's case in Arizona federal court, Wyndham asserted that the agency overstepped its statutory authority in claiming that the company violated Section...
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