Study Finds Hotel Computers Loaded With Guests’ Personal Information

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A local news station in New Orleans researched area hotels and discovered that twelve hotels offered guests the use of public computers that contained people’s names, addresses, and other sensitive information about the user. Do hotels have a duty to erase the hard drive on a daily or weekly basis to ensure no temporary files are saved on that computer? “If somebody wants to open up a new credit card and in this day and age of identity theft, having that kind of information out there is real frightening,” according to an attorney quoted in this article.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.