Wyndham settles FTC charges that it failed to protect consumers’ credit card information

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has agreed to settle FTC charges that the company’s security practices unfairly exposed the payment card information of hundreds of thousands of consumers to hackers in three separate data breaches.

Under the terms of the settlement, the company will establish a comprehensive information security program designed to protect cardholder data – including payment card numbers, names and expiration dates.  In addition, the company is required to conduct annual information security audits and maintain safeguards in connections to its franchisees’ servers.

The FTC press release is here.

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