Articles tagged “privacy”

Marriott Handed $124 Million Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Handed $124 Million Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The headline fine amount might seem pretty substantial, but as with an earlier British Airways breach case, the penalties likely will be challenged. Both companies will no doubt vigorously defend themselves in the hope of getting the figure reduced.

2 months ago

New Airline Seatbacks Have Cameras That Can Potentially Spy On Passengers

New Airline Seatbacks Have Cameras That Can Potentially Spy On Passengers

David Koenig, Associated Press

Just because airlines seemingly aren't activating cameras in seatbacks doesn't mean they can't be abused. Or hacked.

7 months ago

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What's clear from the report is that Facebook and some travel apps are sharing way more personal information than they had admitted to. The backlash will undoubtedly pick up steam, although Facebook seems to have largely escaped condemnation from this latest disclosure.

9 months ago

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Cathay Pacific Over Data Breach

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Cathay Pacific Over Data Breach

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's right for a regulator to look into whether the carrier violated data protection rules. But it would be sad if the airline industry as a whole pulled back from innovative one-to-one retailing efforts if carriers decide they would rather not risk storing personal data on customers long-term.

11 months ago

Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant

Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Voice-based search will not only have technology issues to overcome, but in an era when news of data breaches is commonplace, companies such as Expedia will have to address the personalization and privacy issues as well.

11 months ago

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Balancing Privacy and Personalization for Today’s Empowered Traveler

Balancing Privacy and Personalization for Today’s Empowered Traveler

Epsilon-Conversant + Skift

Data privacy is becoming a growing issue for consumers, even as travel brands try to gather more accurate identity details and deliver personalized experiences. Is it possible to thread the needle between these seemingly conflicting goals? Emerging strategies suggest the answer is yes.

12 months ago

Uber’s $148 Million Settlement Is Costliest Data Breach Payout Ever

Uber’s $148 Million Settlement Is Costliest Data Breach Payout Ever

Austin Carr, Bloomberg

Uber now has the ignominious distinction of paying out the most expensive data breach settlement ever after covering up a massive hack. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi continues to resolve lingering issues as the company tries to turn a new page.

12 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Argue New York City’s New Regulations Violate Users’ Privacy

Airbnb Tries to Argue New York City’s New Regulations Violate Users’ Privacy

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

It's obvious Airbnb wants to exhaust any and all options before complying with New York City's new short-term rental law. Why? Because the city is the company's No. 1 market in the U.S. But the company's argument regarding privacy concerns in New York contradicts Airbnb's willingness and compliance to submit its host information to cities that include San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans. In other words, this is more about avoiding the new law than user privacy concerns.

1 year ago

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Orlando Airport’s Facial Scanning Program Will Soon Cover All International Flights

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Passengers are used to increased security at airports but this latest development will sit uncomfortably with many. The problem is a lack of trust with the companies and governments that capture and use our data.

1 year ago

Privacy and Data Security Come Into Focus for Events

Privacy and Data Security Come Into Focus for Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is taking on a new importance, with new legislation and the public spotlight moving to shine on the dangers of mishandled personal information. Partner with the right technology providers to avoid making a costly mistake.

1 year ago

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Amy Merrick, Skift

With laws in flux and hackers prowling for access, companies are trying to help corporate travelers protect valuable business data, but the efforts are piecemeal and inconsistent. Attempts to require loaner devices or limit access to information risk making international travel less productive.

1 year ago

U.S. Travelers Soon Will Need Enhanced IDs to Board Planes — For Real This Time

U.S. Travelers Soon Will Need Enhanced IDs to Board Planes — For Real This Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

No one can say the federal government hasn't warned states or travelers this would be coming. For 13 years, the law has required travelers to produce enhanced IDs for flying. It's just that the implementation date repeatedly has been postponed.

2 years ago