Professor Myriam Gilles was quoted in Yahoo Finance, in an article focusing on the Marriott data breach, which affected the privacy of millions of Starwood customers, including credit card information and other sensitive information.
Professor Myriam Gilles is quoted in Yahoo Finance regarding the Marriott data breach, which involved unauthorized access to Starwood guest information going back to 2014. The information that hackers gathered included customers' names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, dates of birth, gender, and reservation dates. Some customers had their credit card information hacked as well.
For anyone whose information was hacked, they may find themselves automatically included in a class-action suit.
Professor Giless commented, “One of the biggest benefits of a class-action is that it discourages companies from engaging in fraud or other illegal activities. If a bank or credit card company can steal $50 each from millions of people without any concern, they’re going to do it over and over again."
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