Motel 6 pays millions in fines for giving guest information to ICE.

Published: Apr. 9, 2019 at 10:28 AM EDT
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(WVLT) -- The Motel 6 chain will pay $12 million dollars in a legal settlement after it was revealed it gave guest information to U.S. Immigration authorities. Washington State's Attorney General sued the popular motel chain for giving ICE officials names and information on some 80,000 guests without their permission and without a proper warrant.

The disclosures took place between 2015 and 2017 at several Washington State Motel 6 locations. The case states the front desk would flag Latino-sounding names and turn them over to ICE officials.

Motel 6 says the breach was isolated and maintains its strict guest-privacy policy unless a warrant or subpoena are issued.

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