For my money, Paul is probably correct in pointing to some long-run consequences of this week’s FTC v. Wyndham ruling.
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As Wells reported Monday, the Third Circuit has issued its decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. Readers may recall the background of the case. Wyndham was hacked by a Russian criminal gang who stole a host of personally identifiable information maintained by Wyndham for its customers -- everyone, essentially, who ever stayed at the hotel chain.
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.