Marriott International: Facing £99 million fine

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Marriott International: Facing £99 million fine

Marriott International: Facing a £99 million fine under GDPR rules for a massive data breach

  • The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed plans to levy the penalty on Marriott
  • The attack compromised the personal data of around 30 million EU nationals
  • It is believed the vulnerability began when the systems of the Starwood hotels group
  • Marriott subsequently acquired Starwood in 2016
  • Seven million records were said to be related to UK residents
  • Personal data has a real value so organisations have a legal duty to ensure its security