Marriott’s Starwood – Data Breach – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Marriott International—the world’s largest hotel chain—following its announcement on Friday, November 30, 2018, that the personal information of up to 500 million guests at its various hotels around the world may have been accessed as part of a data breach of its Starwood guest reservation database. News outlets are reporting that this may be one of the largest breaches of consumer data in history.
Marriott reported that the unauthorized access had been ongoing since as early as 2014, and that “the company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property.” Marriott reported further that the hackers obtained customers’ personal information consisting of some combination of a name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, communication preferences, and credit card numbers/information.
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