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Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…

FTC Wins Important Victory in Wyndham Data Security Case

  FTC Wins Important Victory in Wyndham Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has lost round one in its assault on the FTC’s authority to regulate data security.  Wyndham had challenged the FTC’s authority to bring a complaint for unfair and deceptive practices “in connection with Defendants’ failure to maintain reasonable and appropriate data security for consumers’ sensitive personal information.” The FTC had cited Wyndham because…