The FTC as Data Security Regulator: FTC v. Wyndham and Its Implications

Publication Type: 
Other Writing
Publication Date: 
April 14, 2014

Co-authored with Daniel Solove. 

In the field of data security law, hardly any case has had as much at stake as Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham. The FTC has been the leading regulator of data security for the past 15 years, and the scope of its power had not been challenged until this case. The long-awaited federal district court opinion in FTC v. Wyndham has finally been released, and the FTC has emerged the winner of round one. Though this dispute seems far from over, this decision is a big win for the agency as it seeks to protect consumer data. 

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