You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation as a victim of a hotel data breach, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
For a long time now, hotel chains have been targets for cyber criminals. A wealth of personal and sensitive data is collected and used by hotels for guests, and payment information collected at the point-of-sale can also be a target.
There have been a few famous examples of hotel data breach incidents, including the Marriott incident and numerous point-of-sale attacks. As a victim of such a breach, you may have the right to make a legal case for compensation.
Claiming compensation for a hotel data breach
If a hotel data breach has resulted in your personal information being exposed or misused, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation.
Data breach compensation amounts can be high for this kind of breach because of the depth of the data that’s collected by hotels.
We’re talking about:
- Personal information;
- Passport information;
- Travel information;
- Payment card data taken either online or with a point-of-sale system.
This kind of data is more than enough for criminals to do some serious damage, whether that’s through fraud, identity theft, or through information exposure itself.
Marriott data breach: a famous example
The Marriott cybersecurity incident is a famous example of a recent hotel data breach story, and it affected some 500 million people worldwide. Victims in that data breach had been exposed to risks of fraud for years given that some of the data had been accessible since 2014.
It was a sustained exposure, and victims could be entitled to claim for data breach compensation for the loss of control of their personal information.
There was also a recent case of a group of hacktivists who located an unsecured server that had a trove of sensitive information on it. The server, reportedly used by hotel and resource management company Pyramid Hotel Group, exposed data such as API keys and passwords, malware and firewall information, login details, and employee information.
This can be more than enough for criminals to do some serious damage, and questions were raised about any impact on the security of guests staying at affected hotels as well.
Need more advice as a victim of a hotel data breach?
If you’ve been the victim of a hotel data breach, we’re happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options for making a legal case.
You don’t have to have suffered a financial, loss to be able to claim. You can claim damages for the loss of control of your personal information, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on June 04, 2019
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