Wyndham Wins Change of Venue in FTC Data Security Case

The FTC’s first litigated data security action alleging that a company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act based on its data security practices continues, but now in a different jurisdiction. The complaint was originally filed in the U.S. District Court in Arizona. The Arizona Federal District Court’s March 25 ruling granted the defendants’—Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries—motion to change venue. The matter will now be heard in the District of New Jersey.