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.

Hashtag Promotions Could Spell #trouble for Companies Conducting Online Contests

By | Technology Law Source | April 12, 2014
Hashtag Promotions Could Spell #trouble for Companies Conducting Online Contests

The Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices has recently finalized its investigation into a Cole Haan’s “Wandering Shoe” contest wherein contestants could enter the contest by creating Pinterest boards titled “Wandering Sole” and including five shoe images from Cole Haan’s Wander Sole Pinterest Board as well as five images of contestants’ “favorite places to wander.”

Fair Notice or No Notice? Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security – Part II

Fair Notice or No Notice? Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security – Part II
 In our first blog in this series, we provided a summary of the District Court of New Jersey’s recent decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., in which Judge Salas confirmed the FTC’s authority to bring enforcement actions to redress deficient corporate data security practices, even in the absence of formal rules or regulations setting forth what practices are unreasonable.