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Marriott's got 99 million problems and the ICO's one: Starwood hack mega-fine looms over

By Gareth Corfield 09 Jul 2019 at 19:07

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office wants to fine Marriott Hotels £99m over its loss of 383 million customer booking records last year. The almost-but-not-quite-£100m sum (£99,200,396) was disclosed in a US regulatory filing by Marriott, which said: "Marriott has the right to respond before any final determination is made and a fine can be issued by the ICO. The company intends to respond and vigorously defend its position."

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