U.S. Court Affirms FTC Authority to Enforce Data Breach Rules

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The Philadelphia-based U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals finds that the FTC can sue Wyndham Hotels for lax security practices that led to a data breach.

In a decision that cites a litany of basic security blunders, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously found that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to sue Wyndham Hotels for unfair cyber-security practices¬†that, “taken together, unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumers’ personal data to unauthorized access and theft.

Read the source article at eweek.com

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