Schumer says Marriott should pay to replace hacked passports

Dec 3, 2018
Originally published on December 2, 2018 3:06 pm

NEW YORK (AP)  Sen. Charles Schumer says Marriott hotel officials should pay for new passports for customers whose passport numbers were hacked as part of a massive data breach.

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Marriott should immediately notify customers who are at greatest risk of identity theft and pay the $110 cost of a new U.S. passport if the customers request it.

Marriott disclosed Friday that hackers had stolen data on as many as 500 million guests of former Starwood chain properties.

The data breach included credit card numbers, birthdates, phone numbers and hotel arrival dates as well as passport numbers.

Marriott representatives did not immediately return an email seeking comment on Schumer's demand.

Marriott has set up a website and call center for customers who believe they are at risk.