Legal Showdown on Cyber Security

When hackers broke into computer systems at Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and several of its hotels, they allegedly stole payment-card numbers for hundreds of thousands of consumer accounts.

They also sparked a high-stakes legal battle over whether a federal agency can use its consumer-protection powers to police cyber security practices at American companies.

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