Majority of Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Info

Jai Vijayan reports:

Information that people submit when making an online hotel reservation is often available in its entirety to a lot more parties than just the hotel itself.

New research from Symantec shows that a majority of hotels—from small independent properties to large five-star resorts and chains—routinely leak detailed guest booking data with third-party advertisers, social media websites, data aggregators, and other partners.

Guest information available to such parties includes full name, address, mobile phone number, passport number, and the last four digits of credit card numbers.

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