Marriott International announced it will pay for passport replacements for any customers impacted by its recent data breach if an affected individual has become a victim of fraud, The Washington Post reports. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called upon the hotel company to cover the charges of replacement passports shortly after the breach was publicly revealed. “We are setting up a process to work with our guests who believe that they have experienced fraud as a result of their passports being involved in this incident,” Marriott Spokeswoman Connie Kim said in an emailed statement. “If, through that process, we determine that fraud has taken place, then the company will reimburse guests for the costs associated with getting a new passport.” Meanwhile, NPR interviewed professionals on the financial challenges Marriott and its customers face after the incident. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: IAPP's Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, recapped the Marriott breach for The Privacy Advisor.
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