Hospitality industry: Unprepared for GDPR

Hospitality industry is currently one of the most vulnerable to data breaches – the volume of processed personal and credit card information is making it most desirable for cyber criminals.

According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report 1, the hotel industry accounts for one of the highest number of breaches in any sector and has the highest volume, when it comes to lost cards following a breach.

The sheer amount of personal data needed to provide hospitality services resides in many places: business software, folders, old email archive files – even in scribbled notes left on the front desk or left in folders in the back office.
First step would be to actually account for all the data but even this action is difficult with outdated security systems and data protection software still in use within the industry.

How will hospitality companies handle the new European General Data Protection Regulation requirements? Read the article from Hospitality Technology.  

Are you in the hospitality business? Contact Miadria!

P.S. It doesn’t matter if your business isn’t located within the European Union – among your guests are certainly EU residents which makes you fall under GDPR.

Mark the date

The deadline for companies to be fully compliant with the GDPR is 25 May 2018.