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GDPR Comes to California. Is Your Hotel Compliant?

Tambourine | July 18, 2019

By Tambourine GDPR: One Year Later It all started across the pond, when the European Union’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018. It mandated that companies do more to protect the personal data of consumers. In short—if hoteliers marketed to European Union citizens without the proper permission, then they were in violation and could be fined. How that might have looked in practice: If a hotel captured the email of an EU citizen using the wifi on property. And then sent an email to them without having captured the proper consent, they would be in violation. Initially, the new law made...

GDPR Compliance Deadline Has Come and Gone; What Does It Mean for Hotels?

Beekeeper | July 24, 2018

Beekeeper Chief Data Officer Dr. Amir Ameri answers hoteliers' frequently-asked questions to better navigate GDPR next steps SAN FRANCISCO, CA July 24, 2018 The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline has passed, and it now requires every hotel in the world to have guidelines in place that protect European Union (EU) residents' personally identifiable information against security breaches. While a lot has been discussed to help hoteliers become compliant, many are wondering "what comes next?" Dr. Amir Ameri, Data Protection Officer for Beekeeper, a GDPR-compliant developer of a digital workplace app haile...

Is GDPR Legislation Coming to U.S. Hotels?

Jim Butler | July 10, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® 10 July 2018 Privacy legislation is dominating the news cycle these days–and it's unlikely to slow down. Now, as U.S. companies are adjusting to the requirements of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, the State of California has introduced new laws that will apply to California companies or companies doing business in California. Senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group Bob Braun discusses the implications of the new legislation and how it will impact hotels, below. California Adopts th...

Luxury Resorts Appreciate Guest Privacy Enhancements Included in Version Update for Springer-Miller’s SMS|Host PMS

Springer-Miller Systems | June 21, 2018

Update Offers Tools for Compliance with GDPR STOWE, VT — June 21, 2018 – Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, announces that the latest update to their SMS|Host Property Management System, v.22.1, is now available and includes new functionality to conform to GDPR regulations. The fully-integrated SMS|Host Property Management System provides core property management tools as well as point-of-sale, owner management, online booking and other key resort functionality. In addition, SMS|Host interfaces with leading industry systems to ensure a seamless operati...

SpaSoft Integrates New Security Enhancements to Latest Release

SpaSoft and Springer-Miller Systems | June 18, 2018

Newest Release Offers Tools to Elevate Data Security & Compliance with GDPR STOWE, VT — June 18th, 2018 — Stowe, VT— Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, announces the availability of version 7.0 of the SpaSoft Spa and Activity Management Solution. SpaSoft version 7.0 features focus on: GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Enhancements, Secure Payment Solutions Extensions with PXP EMV, Central Configuration Standardization, and Microsoft SQL Server Database Support. SpaSoft version 7.0 offers an updated system with a series of featur...

Beekeeper Achieves ISO Certification to Protect Hotels’ Data

Beekeeper | June 12, 2018

GDPR encourages the use of ISO 27001 to demonstrate that an organization is actively managing its data security; Visit Beekeeper at HITEC in Booth 1702 and Attend the Beekeeper Breakfast with Special Guest Sixty Hotels SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 12, 2018 - With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, Beekeeper is pleased to announce that it is now ISO 27001 Certified in addition to being GDPR compliant. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the ISO standard is protecting intellectual property, employee details, and informat...

Clairvoyix Client Databases GDPR Ready Before Deadline

Clairvoyix | June 4, 2018

Clairvoyix Knowledge Factory identifies and remediates EU guest data LAS VEGAS – Clairvoyix, the leader in data-driven marketing automation for the hospitality industry, announced today it has successfully processed more than 100 million past guest records to ensure clients' General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-affected guests meet the requirements as stipulated in the regulation. The deadline to complete this was May 25. "The practice of 'blasting' an email campaign is effectively over," said Mike Schmitt, CEO at Clairvoyix. "Marketing databases that were once treated as simply a repository for email addresses will become a...

GDPR: What You Need to Know About the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules

Jim Butler | May 31, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of 31 May 2018 The European Union's General Data Privacy Regulation, rules protecting the privacy of personal information, has gone into effect and impacts every company that does business in the EU. This will impact hotel owners, developers, brands, operators and managers–any company with a hotel property in the EU or that collects information from EU citizens must adhere to the new regulations. What does that mean for your business, and where should you start the process of compliance? Senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group...

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