The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought a lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation for “unfair” security practices and misrepresentations regarding Wyndham’s privacy practices.  Whether the FTC has the authority to regulate the way companies keep and protect personal data is heavily debated.  The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey heard oral argument on this issue and will issue an opinion “rather quickly.”  This decision may impact the security measures companies should take to protect customer data, including names and credit card information, and may increase FTC investigations of organizations’ data security practices.   Click here to view the King & Spalding Client Alert containing more information on this issue.