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FTC v. Wyndham Settlement

Overview

You are invited to attend a members-only briefing on the terms of last week’s settlement between the FTC and Wyndham Hotels and the impact of the settlement on data security practices. This briefing will provide an up to the minute update on what the settlement means for the future of data security practices and how your organization’s marketing practices could be affected.

Featuring expertise from DMA’s counsel, Venable LLP, the webinar will address how the order differs from consent orders negotiated in previous FTC data security investigations, how the order incorporates and goes beyond the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”), and standards for franchisors to identify and manage any cybersecurity risks that may arise out of information security policies and practices maintained by franchisees.

FTC vs. Wyndham was filed by the FTC in 2012 after the hotel chain suffered three data breach hacks from 2008-2009. The FTC alleged that data security failures by Wyndham and its subsidiaries were the impetus for the hacks over the two-year period. The hacks exposed the credit card and personal information of nearly 620,000 customers, and resulted in $10.6 million in fraudulent credit card charges.

Stew Ingis

Venable

Christopher Oswald

VP, Advocacy
DMA

What You'll Learn

  • checkmark How the order differs from consent orders negotiated in previous FTC data security investigations
  • checkmark How the order incorporates and goes beyond the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”), and
  • checkmark Standards for franchisors to identify and manage any cybersecurity risks that may arise out of information security policies and practices maintained by franchisees

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