Class action lawsuit filed in Canada against Marriott Hotels

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The massive data hack of guest information from the Marriott hotel empire has triggered a $100-million class action lawsuit in Calgary.

A statement of claim filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench says the data breach in which hackers accessed records on as many as 500 million hotel guests was due to the chain’s lack of adequate security.

“The defendants knew or ought to have known that their databases were vulnerable to loss or theft,” says the claim, filed by Calgary lawyer Clint Docken and Edmonton counsel James Brown.

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