Wyndham v. FTC

CA3 Endorses FTC Authority to Sue Companies for Security Breaches

By Wells Bennett
Monday, August 24, 2015, 2:48 PM

Such is the gist of a three-judge panel's quite important opinion, affirming the denial of a motion to dismiss in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation et al.

Query how much this precedent, regarding the government's own cyber enforcement powers, might bolster private efforts to hold the government to account for its own data security problems.