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December 4, 2018

Americas: Marriott's Customer-Data Breach: What It Means for Your Attendees

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If you’ve held a meeting at a Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis, or other hotel brand under the former Starwood umbrella in the last four years, your attendees—and you—might be victims of a serious data breach. On November 30, Marriott International revealed that Starwood, which it acquired in 2016, had been hacked going back to 2014, exposing the personal information of up to 500 million guests.

Marriott says the hackers stole information that included names, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, dates of birth, gender, and arrival and departure information of 327 million people. For millions of others, credit card numbers and their expiration dates may have also been revealed.

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