Paying the price for travel’s addiction to data

12 July 2019
Two leading travel brands are paying a high price for serious data breaches which have shone a spotlight on fundamental weaknesses in the way they protect their customer data. First, British Airways was served a record fine of £183 million by the ICO following a data breach that exposed about 500,000 customers whose credit card details were skimmed, and now Marriott International, whose Starwood database was hacked last November, are facing a possible £99 million fine for allegedly breaching European data protection law.

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