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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Marriott Says Customer Data Missing

The timeshare unit of Marriott International Inc. is notifying more than 200,000 people that their personal data are missing after backup computer tapes went missing from a Florida office. .  The computer tapes were stored in Orlando, where the unit is based.

The data relates to 206,000 employees, timeshare owners, and timeshare customers of Marriott Vacation Club International, the company said in a statement.  They contained Social Security numbers, bank and credit card numbers, according to letters the company began sending customers in late December.

Vacation club officials reported the missing data to authorities and began their own investigation into the tapes’ disappearance, according to the statement.

Posted on 12/28