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300 million user data for leak marriott international by British and regulators fined 100 million pounds

Date: 2019-07-11

Britain's information regulator, said in a statement in 2014 starwood hotel group data system by the invasion, the marriott in 2016 acquisition of starwood but customer information theft was found only in 2018.The agency believes that the marriott failed to fully investigation in the acquisition, also not doing enough to protect the data system.

British 9 information watchdog said in a statement, in violation of marriott international, inc., the general data protection ordinance, out of about 99 million pounds (us $123 million) fine.

The statement said the marriott in November 2018 to the reported information authority began in 2014 with data leak, the incident led to more than 300 million customer data is stolen.

The statement pointed out 2014 starwood hotels group data system by the invasion, the marriott in 2016 acquisition of starwood, but customer information theft was found only in 2018.The agency believes that the marriott failed to fully investigation in the acquisition, also not doing enough to protect the data system.

British information administration commissioner Elizabeth denham, said the general data protection ordinance stipulates that any organization must be responsible for their personal data held by.This includes is required for a company in the acquisition of due diligence, and take appropriate protective measures.

Information watchdog said at the same time, the marriott is the results and fines.

The European Union the general data protection regulations take effect on May 25, 2018, is widely considered to be the most strict network data management laws and regulations in the European Union.