Marriott has been fined nearly 100 million pounds by British regulators for leaking 300 million user data

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 Marriott has been fined nearly 100 million pounds by British regulators for leaking 300 million user data


According to the statement, Starwood Hotels Groups data system was invaded in 2014 and Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016, but the customer information theft was not discovered until 2018. Marriott failed to fully investigate the acquisition and take adequate measures to protect the data system, the agency said. Elizabeth Denham, Commissioner of the Information Regulatory Authority of the United Kingdom, said that the General Data Protection Ordinance clearly stipulates that any organization must be responsible for the personal data it holds. This includes due diligence in acquisition and appropriate protective measures. The Information Regulatory Authority also said Marriott could appeal the findings and fines. The EU General Data Protection Ordinance came into force on May 25, 2018, and is widely regarded as the most stringent network data management regulation in EU history. Source: Yang Bin_NF4368, Responsible Editor of Peng Mei News

According to the statement, Starwood Hotels Groups data system was invaded in 2014 and Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016, but the customer information theft was not discovered until 2018. Marriott failed to fully investigate the acquisition and take adequate measures to protect the data system, the agency said.

The Information Regulatory Authority also said Marriott could appeal the findings and fines.