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Sandy Garfinkel discusses liability considerations for recent cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Hotel News Now

April 3, 2024
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PITTSBURGH, Pa. — (March 28, 2024) Member Sandy Garfinkel, co-chair of McNees’ Privacy &  Data Security Group, was quoted in a Hotel News Now article discussing newly discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain hotel guestroom door locks. The article, “Security, Legal Experts Weigh Risks in Vulnerability of Hotel Door Locks to Hackers,” discusses the hotel room digital door locks that are vulnerable to unauthorized intrusion, with comments by Garfinkel about liability risks for hotel owners and lock manufacturers.

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Sandy Garfinkel is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group and serves across the U.S. He is a nationally regarded authority on data security and privacy matters, including breach incident response and privacy compliance.  He regularly publishes and speaks at industry conferences and is frequently invited to present trainings on cybersecurity and privacy topics. He can be reached at or 412.227.2506.


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