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Hotel Data Security Issues on the Rise

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

April 4, 2013

Chicago Tribune reports on data security issues within the hospitality industry and the alleged rise in identity thefts and malware attacks. One attorney specializing in hospitality law said, “Data security is becoming an issue of significant importance in the hospitality industry.” Hackers now attack hotel systems and data in third-party reservation systems not only for credit card data but for additional personal information, including address, license plate number and date of birth, all of which aid in identity theft, the report states.
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