Has Congress Spoken and Does It Really Matter? Examining the Wyndham Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security

Has Congress Spoken and Does It Really Matter? Examining the Wyndham Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security
In the first and second parts of this series, we provided a summary of the District Court of New Jersey’s recent decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and then focused on whether the FTC has given “fair notice” to companies of the data security standards to which they will be held accountable.

Target Becomes a Target: Proposed California Bill Aims to Make Retailers Liable for Data Breach Incidents

Target Becomes a Target: Proposed California Bill Aims to Make Retailers Liable for Data Breach Incidents

Following a string of high-profile data breaches and new data suggesting that approximately 21.3 million customer accounts have been exposed by data breach incidents over the past two years, the California legislature has introduced legislation aimed at making retailers responsible for certain costs in connection with data breach incidents.