In This Issue:
- Decision in Wyndham Case Provides FTC With Significant Victory
- SEC Announces Cybersecurity Initiative
- Heartbleed Bug Generates Significant Security Concerns
- FTC and DOJ Announce Policy Regarding the Sharing of Cyber Threat Information
- Key Developments in State Data Breach Notification Laws
- EU Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Directive
- EU Introduces Processor to Sub-Processor Model Contract
- EU Article 29 Expands Data Breach Notification Requirements
- Steps Taken Toward ‘Do-Not-Track’ System
- Comptroller of the Currency Stresses Importance of Cybersecurity
- Excerpt from DECISION IN WYNDHAM CASE PROVIDES FTC WITH SIGNIFICANT VICTORY:
In a much-anticipated decision with potentially broad implications, a district court denied Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC’s motion to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action alleging that Wyndham had violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act as a result of a cybersecurity attack. Judge Esther Salas’ April 7, 2014, decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al.,1 addresses the scope of the FTC’s authority over cybersecurity at a time when it is taking a greater enforcement role in such incidents and privacy more generally...
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