TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The claim alleges that Marriott failed to adequately protect its customer's data and failed to discover the breach at an earlier date. Marriott's failures have jeopardized the personal information of millions of Marriott's customers and have left them exposed to abuse or other misuse of their personal information, including identity theft.
On November 30, 2018 Marriott announced that approximately 500 million hotel guests who made reservations at Marriott's Starwood properties may have had their information stolen.
According to Marriott, Starwood brands include: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels, and Starwood branded timeshare properties.
The claim is brought on behalf of all Canadian residents whose personal information was improperly accessed as a result of the Marriott Data Breach.
"All companies have a duty to safeguard and protect their customer's information. This obligation is not limited to just financial institutions or social media companies" says Kirk Baert counsel at Koskie Minsky LLP. "The Marriott data breach is the second largest breach of its kind in history and one that would likely not have occurred if Marriott had taken adequate steps to protect its customer's information."
A Notice of Action was issued in this case on December 7, 2018
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