ALERT: Sabre Data Breach May Require Hotels, Hospitality Agencies, and Other Companies to Notify Clients and/or Employees

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July 5, 2017

In a quarterly filing with the SEC in early May, Sabre Corporation, a major company that provides technology services to hotels and other sectors throughout the travel industry, reported a data breach targeted at its Sabre Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system. Sabre has recently provided impacted business clients with more specific information about this breach.  

Hotels throughout the country rely on the SynXis Central Reservations system to manage guest reservations, and the Sabre data breach is reported to have potentially compromised hotel guests’ personal information and payment card information.

Hotels and other guest-services agencies that use Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservations system may have time-sensitive obligations to report this Sabre data breach to their valued customers and to both state and federal agencies. In addition, companies that make hotel arrangements for their employees for work-related travels, may also have employees whose personal information was compromised. These companies should quickly identify and comply with applicable breach-notification obligations, and Briggs and Morgan, P.A.’s cybersecurity and data security lawyers are an essential resource for such companies.  

For more information, contact Phil Schenkenberg at 612-977-8246 or Cyrus Malek at 612-977-8874.