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FTC sues Wyndham hotels over privacy marketing, policies

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Washington—The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against hotel company Wyndham Worldwide, alleging inadequate data security procedures, which led to three data breaches at Wyndham hotels. In its complaint, the FTC alleges Wyndham engaged in deceptive marketing and advertising practices by promoting data security policies that failed to protect customers' personal information. That failure led to “millions of dollars in fraud loss, and the export of hundreds of thousands of consumers' payment card account information to an Internet domain address registered in Russia,” according to the FTC. The FTC is seeking an injunction against such future practices, as well as penalties and restitution.
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