Marriott International Facing More than $120 Million Fine Under GDPR for 2018 Data Breach


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Marriott International fined over £99 million ($123 Millon) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for failure to protect customer data.

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a fine notice to Marriott for 2018 data breach, in which approximately 339 million guest records were exposed globally.

The fine imposed to Marriott for breaches of data protection law which applies to all companies that collect and process data belonging to the European Union (EU) citizens.

The cyber incident that was targeted to Marriott caused around 30 million related to residents records of 31 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). Seven million records related to UK residents.

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