Tennessee helps resolve hotel reservation data breaches


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Tennessee will get nearly $ 62,000 in a multi-million dollar settlement following a 2017 data breach from Saber Hospitality Solutions’ hotel reservation system.

According to a statement from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, Tennessee was one of 27 states to reach a deal with the company after data from 1.3 million credit cards was leaked during the breach. The settlement requires a payment of $ 2.4 million, of which Tennessee will receive $ 61,909.08 and an injunction.

The AG’s office said on June 6, 2017, Saber informed its hotel guests of a data breach that occurred between August 2016 and March 2017, which the company disclosed in an SEC filing the previous month. However, the hotels, which were responsible for notifying their guests of the violation, only issued some notifications in 2018.

“When a data breach occurs, everyone should be notified immediately,” General Slatery said. “This regulation aims to protect both consumers and customers who have provided sensitive information to a third party provider.”

The settlement also requires Saber to try to determine whether its clients have notified consumers and that it provide attorneys general with a list of all clients it has notified.

It also requires the company to implement and maintain a “comprehensive information security program, implement a written incident response and data breach notification plan, implement specific security requirements, and comply. third party security assessment ”.

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