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 April 5, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance

I had contacted Motel 6’s troubling conduct in the past, and was glad to see Washington state suing them. In November, they had reportedly agreed to pay $7.6 million to settle a suit in Arizona where the motel’s actions had resulted in the deportation of some people. Now Francesca Paris reports on a second settlement:

The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the state of Washington after several locations gave information on thousands of guests to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without warrants.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that Motel 6 shared the information of about 80,000 guests in the state from 2015 to 2017.

Read more on NPR.

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