Cybersecurity Lawyer: Lessons from Marriott’s $123 Million GDPR Fine

Many hotels operate internationally and are frequently subject to the European Union’s 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 JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explores the impact of last year’s breach on the hotel brand below.

Panic Buttons: What Hotel Owners Need to Know About Unions and New Ordinance in Long Beach, CA – By Jim Butler

Voters in Long Beach, California passed an initiative in November 2018 that affects all hotels in Long Beach with more than 50 hotel rooms. The Hotel Workplace Requirements and Restrictions Initiative Ordinance, known as the 'Panic Button Initiative' places new requirements and restrictions on hotel owners and puts non-union hotels at a disadvantage.