TORONTO — Rochon Genova LLP has filed a proposed national class action in Montreal, against Marriott International, Inc., in respect of the recently announced data breach in its Starwood guest-reservation database.
“When customers provide personal information to a large, sophisticated business, such as an international hotel chain, they expect that it will be carefully safeguarded,” says Joel Rochon, managing partner at Rochon Genova LLP in Toronto. “Businesses that demand and then fail to protect, customers’ personal information, such as passport and payment card details, need to be held publicly accountable. Customers are entitled to compensation when such sensitive information is not stored and protected in a responsible manner and is stolen by hackers.”
The proposed class action has been brought on behalf of all Canadians who stayed at a Starwood hotel property anywhere in the world between 2014 and 2018.