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1 June 2018

Rechartered: HTNG's GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup

HTNG has rechartered its GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup to build upon the group's White Paper and Self-Assessment outputs produced in Q1 of 2018. The group's previous work included key considerations, use cases and impacts of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in hospitality.

The workgroup will now focus on developing:

  • Standard operating procedures for front line staff to address guest requests related to GDPR
  • Checklists or guidance covering:
    • Model clauses
    • Contractual guidance for data controller/processor agreements
    • Legitimate interest/contractual necessity
    • Data retention
    • Audit procedures
  • Business process data flows

The kickoff teleconference for HTNG's GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

Learn more about the previous work completed by HTNG's GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup here.

About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit


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