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Judge Rules Wyndham Must Exchange Evidence with FTC, Case Proceeds

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 8, 2013

A judge has ruled that Wyndham Worldwide Corp. must exchange pretrial evidence with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in its complaint against the company that alleges breaches at Wyndham and its three subsidiaries comprised more than 619,000 credit card accounts, Bloomberg reports. The company wanted the case dismissed, claiming the FTC doesn’t have the authority to regulate data security. Meanwhile, a government accountability organization has filed a Motion for Protective Order on behalf of LabMD in an attempt to nullify 35 subpoenas issued by the FTC in a single day.
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