Wyndham Settles with FTC After Three Data Breaches

The Federal Trade Commission has settled a lawsuit accusing hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp. of failing to properly safeguard customer information, in a case arising from three data breaches affecting more than 619,000 customers. The consent order was filed with the federal court in Newark, New Jersey, 3-1/2 months after a federal appeals court in Philadelphia said the FTC had authority to regulate corporate cyber security.