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U.S. Chamber, Et Al. Amicus Brief in Support of MTD -- FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Et Al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. for N.J.)

U.S. Chamber, Et Al. Amicus Brief in Support of MTD -- FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Et Al. (U.S. Dist. Ct. for N.J.)

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US Chamber of Commerce Amicus Brief
US Chamber of Commerce Amicus Brief

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Sean M. MarottaHogan Lovells US LLP555 Thirteenth Street, NWWashington, DC 20004sean.marotta@hoganlovells.comPhone: (202) 637-5600
 Attorney for Amici Curiae
INTHE UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURTFORTHE DISTRICT OFNEW JERSEY
Fe era Tra e Comm ss on,Plaintiff,v.Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, aDelaware corporation;Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, aDelaware limited liability company;Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, aDelaware limited liability company;andWyndham Hotel Management, Inc., aDelaware Corporation,Defendants.Case No. 2:13-cv-01887-ES-SCMHon. Esther Salas
PROPOSEDBRIEF OF
AMICI CURIAE 
CHAMBEROFCOMMERCE OFTHE UNITEDSTATES OFAMERICA, RETAILLITIGATIONCENTER,AMERICANHOTEL&LODGINGASSOCIATION,ANDNATIONALFEDERALOFINDEPENDENTBUSINESS INSUPPORTOFDEFENDANTS
Return Date: June 3, 2013
Case 2:13-cv-01887-ES-SCM Document 95-2 Filed 05/03/13 Page 1 of 31 PageID: 762
 
Of Counsel
Catherine E. StetsonJ. Robert RobertsonHarriet P. PearsonBret S. CohenHogan Lovells US LLP555 Thirteenth Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20004cate.stetson@hoganlovells.comrobby.robertson@hoganlovells.comharriet.pearson@hoganlovells.com bret.cohen@hoganlovells.comPhone: (202) 637-5600Counsel for 
Amici Curiae
Kate Comerford ToddSheldon Gilbert National Chamber Litigation Center, Inc.1615 H Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20062ktodd@uschamber.comsgilbert@uschamber.comPhone: (202) 463-5337Counsel for 
Amicus Curiae
Chamber of Commerce of the UnitedStates of AmericaDeborah R. WhiteRetail Litigation Center 1700 N. Moore StreetSuite 2250Arlington, VA 22209deborah.white@rila.orgPhone: (703) 600-2067Counsel for 
Amicus Curiae
RetailLitigation Center Banks BrownMcDermott Will & Emery LLP340 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10713 bbrown@mwe.comPhone: (212) 547-5488Counsel for 
Amicus Curiae
American Hotel & LodgingAssociationKaren R. Harned National Federation of IndependentBusiness Small Business Legal Center 1201 F Street, N.W., Suite 200Washington, DC 20004karen.harned@nfib.orgPhone: (202) 314-2048Counsel for 
Amicus Curiae
NationalFederation of IndependentBusiness
Case 2:13-cv-01887-ES-SCM Document 95-2 Filed 05/03/13 Page 2 of 31 PageID: 763
 
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TABLE OFCONTENTS
PageTABLE OF AUTHORITIES...................................................................................iiINTEREST OF
AMICI CURIAE 
............................................................................. 1INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 3ARGUMENT........................................................................................................... 6I. THE FTC’S SECTION 5 AUTHORITY TO PROHIBIT UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES DOES NOT GIVE THE FTC AUTHORITYTO ESTABLISH GENERAL DATA SECURITY POLICY....................... 6II. BUSINESSES CANNOT OPERATE EFFECTIVELY ANDEFFICIENTLY IN AN “EVOLVING ENFORCEMENT” REGIME ....... 10III. DATA SECURITY POLICY CANNOT BE DEVELOPEDTHROUGH UNILATERAL PRONOUNCEMENT BY THE FTC,WITHOUT REGARD FOR THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.................. 18CONCLUSION...................................................................................................... 22
Case 2:13-cv-01887-ES-SCM Document 95-2 Filed 05/03/13 Page 3 of 31 PageID: 764

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