Class action lawsuit launched by B.C. residents against Marriott hotels

A class action lawsuit on behalf of B.C. residents has been filed against the Marriot group of hotels after a data breach last month.

Vancouver-based Hammerberg Lawyers filed the proposed class action on behalf of B.C. residents whose personal information has been affected as a result of the Marriott/Starwood data breach incident.

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On Nov. 30, Marriott - which has two hotel in Richmond, the Vancouver Airport Marriot and the Four Points by Sheraton - reported that unauthorized parties had illegally accessed Marriott's Starwood Hotels guest reservation database and obtained personal information of individuals who made reservations at their properties. 

Marriott lists its Starwood brands as including W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels, and Starwood branded timeshare properties.

People who made a reservation on or before Sept. 10 at a Starwood property may have been affected by the data breach. 

Any resident of B.C. who believes they may have been affected is encouraged to visit the Helpforme website to register for the proposed class action by completing the contact form at HelpForMe.ca/contact.

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