Mealey's Insurance - Judge Permits FTC's Lawsuit Over Wyndham Data Breach To Proceed

Mealey's Insurance - Judge Permits FTC's Lawsuit Over Wyndham Data Breach To Proceed

NEWARK, N.J. - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to bring an unfair and deceptive acts complaint against a hotel chain related to its data security, a New Jersey federal judge ruled April, declining to dismiss claims that sprung from breaches of the Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s computer network (Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No. 2:13-cv-01887, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47622).

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