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The FTC has been bringing administrative actions against companies with poor cybersecurity that fails to protect consumer data. (Photo: Shutterstock/Mark Van Scyoc)

Any organization that’s been the victim of a cyber attack has a host of stakeholders to deal with, not the least of which is the applicable regulatory authority, either state or federal. Any businesses hoping that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would lose some of its authority in pursuing companies following cyber breaches have been sent a clear signal by an appeals court. It’s not going to happen—at least for now.

In a recent ruling on FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit also has given the go-ahead on a lawsuit against Wyndham.

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