Tag Archives: enforcement

Wyndham: FTC Lacks Authority to Regulate Data Security

Earlier this week, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts LLC moved to dismiss the complaint filed against it by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Wyndham’s data security practices, asserting that the FTC has neither the authority nor the expertise to regulate them. As we previously noted, the FTC filed a complaint against Wyndham in June … Continue Reading

California AG Creates New Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit

California Attorney General Kamala Harris yesterday announced the creation of a Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in her office that will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of federal and state privacy laws.  The Unit will be staffed by six prosecutors who will focus on privacy enforcement.  Joanne McNabb, formerly of … Continue Reading

The FTC’s Lawsuit Against Wyndham

By Ryan Mowery Last week, the FTC filed suit in federal court against global hospitality firm Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in connection with a series of data breaches affecting Wyndham and its subsidiaries between 2008 and 2010.  The complaint alleges that Wyndham misrepresented the security measures it employed to protect consumers’ personal information and that consumers … Continue Reading