• Third Circuit Says FTC Can Regulate Corporate Cybersecurity Policies
  • September 2, 2015 | Author: Nicole Joy Leibman
  • Law Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - New York Office
  • On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit issued a precedential ruling affirming the District Court of New Jersey’s denial of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s (“Wyndham”) motion to dismiss a suit filed against it by the FTC. In the action, the FTC alleged that Wyndham’s cybersecurity policies amounted to unfair and deceptive practices. The highly anticipated decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.1 affirmed the FTC’s authority to regulate corporations’ cybersecurity practices and policies under the unfairness prong of Section 5 of the FTC Act.