Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Marriott International, Inc. – Compromised Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) Improperly Accessed As Early as Mid-January 2020 – Alleged Failure to Implement Adequate and Reasonable Cyber-Security Procedures and Protocols Necessary to Protect Hotel Guests’ PII
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that a class action lawsuit was filed against Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) in United States District Court, District of Maryland, as a result of Marriott International’s recent data breach which compromised the PII of approximately 5.2 million guests.
According to the complaint:
On March 31, 2020, Marriott announced that the login credentials of two of its employees had been compromised and ‘an unexpected amount of guest information’ had been improperly accessed as early as mid-January 2020. The compromised guest PII included: Contact Details (e.g., name, mailing address, email address, and phone number); Loyalty Account Information (e.g., account number and points balance, but not passwords); Additional Personal Details (e.g., company, gender, and birthday day and month); Partnerships and Affiliations (e.g., linked airline loyalty programs and numbers); and Preferences (e.g., stay/room preferences and language preference) (“Data Breach”).
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This Data Breach was a direct result of Marriott’s failure to implement adequate and reasonable cyber-security procedures and protocols necessary to protect its guests’ PII.
Marriott disregarded the rights of Plaintiff and Class Members . . . by, inter alia, intentionally, willfully, recklessly, or negligently failing to take adequate and reasonable measures to ensure their data systems were protected against unauthorized intrusions; failing to disclose that it did not have adequately robust computer systems and security practices to safeguard guest PII; failing to take standard and reasonably available steps to prevent the Data Breach; failing to monitor and timely detect the Data Breach; and failing to provide Plaintiff and Class Members with prompt and accurate notice of the Data Breach.
Have You Been Impacted by A Data Breach?
If so, please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or e-mail [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your privacy rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a data privacy class action.
Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.
Data privacy class actions are brought on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs. Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.