Sabre breach ‘a wake-up call’, ITB hears

11 March 2019
Travel Weekly

Travel industry leaders have insisted consumers can have "confidence in how their data is stored" despite growing concern about cyber security and after Google was fined €50 million under Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

However, Sabre Hospitality Solutions president Clinton Anderson said the data breach revealed at the travel technology company in 2017 was "a day of awakening".

Sabre's SynXis hotel reservations system suffered a breach in 2016-17 which saw unauthorised access to credit card details, including card security codes.

Speaking at German travel trade show ITB in Berlin, Anderson said: "We had a data breach 24 months ago. It was a day of awakening for us."

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