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Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement | By Robert Braun & Jim Butler

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, talks about 5 important franchise terms that can usually be negotiated.
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Hotel Franchise Lawyer: 5 Things to negotiate in your next Franchise Agreement | By Robert Braun

After a year of economic upheaval in the hospitality industry, hotels are making big changes as they look ahead to recovery. Oftentimes these changes involve a complete rebrand, and this leads to questions about what is negotiable in a franchise agreement. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, talks about 5 important franchise terms that can usually be negotiated.
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New Challenges for Hotels: The New California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020 | By Robert Braun

On November 3rd, Californians voted to approve Proposition 24 which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act to include expanded consumer rights and greater privacy protections. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explains the major provisions of the Act and discusses the challenges hotels face as they look to address its requirements.
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Franchise and Management Disputes in the Time of Covid | By Robert Braun

If you are reading this, you are almost certainly in the hospitality industry, and you are most likely in a financial and emotional distress. During trying times, hotel owners rely more than ever on their brands and managers - the professionals that owners engage to protect the multi-million dollar investments that they have made in building, maintaining and upgrading properties. Owners rely on brands to drive occupancy and revenue, and on managers to make the most effective and efficient...
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Hotel Managers and Owners Be Warned – You are Responsible for Your Hotel’s Data Security | By Robert Braun

On January 6, 2020, the Director of the FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau published a blog post with changes to the FTC's approach to its orders and settlements of data breach enforcement actions. One of the key elements of the report was a revision to the FTC's routine enforcement practice to ensure that its remedial data security orders include greater specificity about compliance expectations for companies subject to enforcement action and for third-party assessors engaged to conduct FT...
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CCPA: Hotel Loyalty Programs, Data Retention and the Brave New World of Privacy | By Robert Braun

The California Consumer Privacy Act (the "CCPA" or the "Act") is a piece of consumer privacy legislation which was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018, and goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The Act is, far and away, the strongest privacy legislation enacted in the United States at the moment (although there are a number of contenders for that honor), giving more power to consumers to control the collection and use of their private data, and is poised to have far-...
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Hotel Franchise Agreements: What happened to my Area of Protection? | By Robert Braun

Brand concentration has intensified greatly over recent years and many new brands have been created. At last count (and the count changes often), Marriott owns 30 brands, Accor has 33, Wyndham has 18, Hilton has 14, IHG has 13, Choice has 11 and Hyatt has 10. For a hospitality chain, a portfolio of brands used to represent a customer and regional segmentation strategy designed to target buyers across the economic spectrum and resonate with local preferences.
Tags: Travel, Accor, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Wyndham, Hyatt, Robert Braun


Guest Privacy - It's Your Business | Robert Braun | By Robert Braun

On a basic level, the hospitality business is simple - as is often said, it amounts to putting heads in beds. But finding the heads to put in the beds is a complex process and requires hotel companies to find out a great deal of information about their guests. Gathering and processing that information provides not only opportunities, but creates obligations, one of the most basic of which is ensuring the security of guests' personal information.
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United States: Why Is Data Security So Hard In The Hospitality Industry? What Can Be Done About It? - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Written prior to Marriott International's announcement on November 30, 2018 that a data breach exposed the private data of up to 500 million guests, Robert Braun, co-chair of JMBM's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group,
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NASA’s InSight lander may not be as sexy as a Mars rover, but here’s why the mission matters for Earthlings

NASA's Insight lander has landed safely. The robot will soon start beaming back information about quakes and wobbles on Mars. Mars doesn't have tectonic plates like Earth, but learning more about how volatile the planet may be could help scientists better understand how Earth developed to sustain life. A former NASA chief says scientists are "drooling" for new data about the interior of Mars. InSight is on the ground. NASA just dropped an SUV-sized quake-hunting laboratory on Mars — the US sp...
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NASA's new Mars mission just landed — and it could reveal why Earth is habitable but the red planet is not

NASA just successfully landed its InSight robot on the surface of Mars. InSight won't move around Mars, but it will be the first mission to take the red planet's temperature. NASA will also listen for Mars quakes caused by meteorite impacts and tectonic movements. The vibrations could help scientists decipher the interior structure of the planet. Scientists hope InSight will help answer questions about how rocky planets become habitable (like Earth) or inhospitable (like Mars). While online s...
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NASA's InSight probe must survive '7 minutes of terror' to land on Mars. If it does, here are some incredible discoveries the robot could make.

NASA will try to land its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet around 3 p.m. EST on Monday. The robotic lander must survive "seven minutes of terror" before touching down and beginning a series of unprecedented scientific firsts. InSight won't move around Mars, but it could be the first mission to measure the planet's "vital signs," including its temperature. NASA will also listen for Mars quakes caused by meteorite impacts and tectonic movements, which could reveal the interior stru...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, United Launch Alliance, Phoenix, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Manning, Hoffman, Rob Manning, Tom Hoffman, Earth First, Jezero, Elysium Planitia, Heat Transport Nasa, Robert Braun


How NASA's InSight probe will survive '7 minutes of terror,' land on Mars, and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too

NASA will try to land its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet around 3 p.m. EST on Monday. The robotic lander must survive "seven minutes of terror" before touching down and beginning a series of unprecedented scientific firsts. InSight won't move around Mars, but it could be the first mission to measure the "vital signs" of the planet and decode its internal structure. NASA will also listen for "marsquakes" caused by meteorite impacts and tectonic movements, which could reveal the ...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, United Launch Alliance, Phoenix, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Manning, Hoffman, Rob Manning, Tom Hoffman, Earth First, Jezero, Elysium Planitia, Heat Transport Nasa, Robert Braun


NASA's InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here's how it might survive '7 minutes of terror' and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.

NASA will try to land its InSight probe on the surface of the red planet around 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The robotic lander must survive "seven minutes of terror" before touching down and beginning a series of unprecedented scientific firsts. InSight won't move around Mars, but it could be the first mission to measure the "vital signs" of the planet and decode its internal structure. NASA will also listen for "marsquakes" caused by meteorite impacts and tectonic movements, which could reveal the i...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, United Launch Alliance, Phoenix, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Manning, Hoffman, Rob Manning, Tom Hoffman, Earth First, Jezero, Elysium Planitia, Heat Transport Nasa, Robert Braun