Multiple Motel 6 locations in Washington State has admitted to providing Immigration and Customs Enforcement with information on a large number of guests without a warrant. Motel 6 has committed to a settlement that says the motel chain will no longer hand over information on guests at all of its U.S. locations, unless required by warrant, subpoena, or law.
USA Today (@USAtoday) reported, the information released to ICE agents included guests: Names, driver’s license numbers, passport and green card ID numbers, room numbers, birthdates, and license plates numbers.
“Many Motel 6 locations in Washington turned over the personal information of their guests to ICE on a da8ily basis without requiring a warrant. From 2015 to 2017, seven Washington locations shared the personal information of approximately 80,000 guests.” The Washington State Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.
In November of 2018, Motel 6 settled a separate lawsuit in Arizona for the very same thing. That time the motel chain agreed to pay $7.6 million in the settlement.
The safety and security of our guests, which includes protecting guests information, is our top priority, and we are pleased to be able to reach resolution in this matter.” Motel 6 said in a statement.