Washington Post: Privacy Counsel Interviewed on M&A Aspects of Marriott Breach

Nov 30, 2018

Marriott International, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, revealed Friday that its Starwood reservations database had been hacked and that the personal information of up to 500 million guests could have been stolen.

Investigators discovered that the hackers had access to Starwood’s system since 2014. When Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016, the breach went undetected during the merger and for years afterward.

“It’s not just that it’s been continuing for four years, but that there were significant opportunities for higher scrutiny,” said Paige Boshell, an attorney with Privacy Counsel LLC who advises on cyber risk management and response.

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Original article published by The Washington Post.

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