MOTEL 6 AGREES TO PAY $12 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR SHARING INFO ON 80,000 GUESTS

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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.

 

 

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“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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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