Marriott Faces Sprawling Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach - Gizmodo
Gizmodo.com - Fri 11 Jan 23:51 GMT

Marriott Faces Sprawling Class-Action Lawsuit Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach - Gizmodo

As many as 300 million people may be affected.

  Photo: Getty / Scott Olsen Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain operator, has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit over the data breach now said to affect upwards of 300 million people.

  In addition to seeking compensatory damages and other forms of relief deemed appropriate by the court, the suit seeks an injunctive relief to prohibit Marriott from “continuing to engage” in “unlawful acts, omissions, and practices...” The plaintiffs are represented by five law firms: DiCello Levitt Casey LLC; Hausfeld LLP; Cohen Milstein Sellers Toll PLLC; Cohen Gresser LLP; and Kramon Graham PA.

  The breach of Marriott’s Starwood reservation system is one of the largest in recent history, potentially dwarfing the 2017 Equifax incident by more than a hundred million victims.

  Marriott’s disclosure, as is customary now after a breach of this magnitude, prompted renewed calls for Washington lawmakers to address the need for a national data privacy law, something Democrats have said is a top priority in 2019 following the party’s takeover of the House of Representatives.

  Marriott was previously sued in Maryland by a separate law firm, Morgan Morgan, in late November.