Source: Travel News
A view of a Sheraton hotel, part of the Starwood unit owned by Marriott. A data breach at Marriott’s Starwood unit revealed Friday is just one in a long line of security breaches by hackers at major hotel groups in the U.S. and abroad. Shinchi / VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC
Skift Take: Several years ago, the hotel industry fought U.S. federal watchdog efforts to fine chains for negligent data protection practices, arguing that hotels had things under control. Hmm. A rash of hotel security incidents since then undercuts the claims of hotels, which need to take a more bank-like approach to data protection.
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Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures