MARRIOTT is facing multiple lawsuits and several government investigations after revelations that the personal details of up to 500 million customers have been stolen in a long-term data breach (TD Mon).
Law firm Morgan & Morgan has reportedly sought court approval for a class action trial in the US state of Maryland where Marriott is headquartered, one of several actions announced since details of the hack were revealed.
Several investigations have been launched in response to the breach, including inquiries by the FBI in the US and the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
Several US state investigations are also underway, announced by attorneys general in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Stolen data has included names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, passport numbers, dates of birth and other details.