Hotel data breaches can have significant financial and reputational impacts on a brand, as evidenced by Marriotts $123 million GDPR fine. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBMs Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firms Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, outlines the critical importance of data security for the hospitality industry.
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Many hotels operate internationally and are frequently subject to the European Unions 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. The financial consequences of a breach can be significant, as recent fines imposed on Marriott International demonstrate. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBMs Global Hospitality Group and Co-Chair of the Firms Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explores the impact of last years breach on the hotel brand below.
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