hotel data breaches
Choice Hotels | December 2, 2019
ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has taken steps to address and notify guests of an issue involving inadvertent disclosure of certain guest information to third parties with whom Choice has business relationships. While most guests involved have been contacted already, the company is issuing this press release to alert the small number it could not identify. The issue occurred very infrequently from June 2015 – March 2016 (likely less than 25 times), but information to identify specific guests involved during this timeframe is unavailable. Overall, this issue occurred approximately 88,000 t...
Marriott | January 4, 2019
Marriott today is providing an update on the number of guests whose passport numbers and payment card numbers were involved in the Starwood reservations database security incident announced by the company on November 30, 2018. Working closely with its internal and external forensics and analytics investigation team, Marriott determined that the total number of guest records involved in this incident is less than the initial disclosure. Also, the number of payment cards and passport numbers involved is a relatively small percentage of the overall total records involved. "We want to provide our customers and partners with updates based on...
Bob Braun | July 24, 2017
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 24 July 2017 Hotels rely on third-party vendors to help run their properties efficiently, and often must give them access to sensitive guest data. This leaves hotels vulnerable to cyber attacks; they're only as secure as their vendors are, and may find themselves directly liable for a data breach. My partner Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and co-chair of JMBM's Cybersecurity and Privacy Group, discusses recent hotel cybersecurity breaches and how hotel owners can protect themselves. Hotel data breaches I...
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