If you’ve yet to see if you’re eligible to join the Starwood data breach compensation action, here’s some vital advice for you.
We’re a specialist law firm who have been representing people for data breach compensation claims for years. Thousands of asked us for help, and as well as all the individual cases we’re helping people with, we’re fighting for justice in over 25 different data breach group actions.
The Marriott data breach action – also known as the Starwood data breach action – is one of the many actions we’re involved in. If you were affected by this breach, but you’ve yet to look into your options for making a legal case, here’s some advice for you.
Can you make a claim as a victim of the Starwood data breach?
You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation if you were a victim of the Starwood data breach incident. Marriott acquired the Starwood chain (includes Sheraton, Four Points, W Hotels and Le Méridien) of hotels in 2016, but it was the Starwood reservation system that was compromised. It has emerged that the database had been exposed since 2014, so the damage for victims could be huge.
If you don’t know whether you were affected or not, you can contact Marriott to find out.
If you are a resident of England or Wales and you were affected by the breach, you may be able to make a claim. You do not have to have suffered any financial losses to claim because your claim can be for the distress caused by the breach.
A significant breach
The Starwood data breach was significant. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are understood to have been affected.
Data exposed in the breach includes:
- Email addresses;
- Telephone numbers;
- Gender information;
- Dates of birth;
- Account data;
- Passport numbers;
- Arrival and departure data.
Reportedly, a contributory factor to the breach was that the Marriott and Starwood systems were not integrated during the period of exposure. This may have been intentional as a result of Starwood still being technically classed as a competitor. That’s why it is only data on the Starwood system that appears to have been affected.
Data had been exposed for around four years, meaning some victims may already have fallen victim to criminal activity before the breach was even discovered.
Starting your Starwood data breach compensation claim
You can start your Starwood data breach compensation claim quickly and easily with us.
Firstly, our initial advice is free for you to use, and we offer it on an entirely no-obligation basis. If you do want us to proceed with a case, we can also offer No Win, No Fee arrangements as well.
There are a number of compensation actions against Marriott as a result of the data breach that was discovered last year. You still have time to start a case.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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