FTC Tips Data Security Hand In Wyndham Pact

December 10, 2015

By Allison Grande

The Federal Trade Commission in its data security settlement with Wyndham endorsed a popular standard for securing payment card data and set out specific requirements for how to handle a franchisee breach, offering companies valuable insight into the perplexing issue of what the commission expects from them on the data security front, attorneys say.


“This sort of result was nearly inevitable once the Third Circuit issued its blistering ruling in August,” said Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP partner Michael Hayes, who agreed that the settlement sets a “significant precedent” that the FTC should be expected to attempt to impose against a number of future enforcement targets.


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