- The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to fine hotel giant Marriott International £99 million (about $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the sensitive data of 339 million guests.
- The breach occurred in 2014 in hotel company Starwood’s database. Marriott inherited the undetected breach when it bought Starwood in 2016. Marriott discovered the breach in November 2018.
- The Information Commissioner’s Office stated that Marriott did not conduct sufficient due diligence when it bought Starwood.
- Marriott intends to defend its position against the fine.
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