Peeping Tom Ruling Prompts Local Hotel To Refresh Privacy Training

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 14:21:55-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL)--It's an issue of privacy and security. Should a hotel give out personal information about it's guests? 

That question at the forefront this evening just days after a jury reached a landmark decision in the Erin Andrews peeping tom case. 

Now one local hotel is taking measures to make sure it doesn't happen here in the Capitol City. 

A jury awarded sports broadcaster Erin Andrews $55 million dollars in her lawsuit against a stalker and a hotel ownership group. 

Videos of Andrews surfaced online after a stalker got details about her stay from a hotel employee. 

It's incidents like these that send a big message about hotel safety. 

That's why the Four Points By Sheraton in Tallahassee is training it's staff to make sure they're honoring the privacy of their guests.

And speaking of guests, Here are some safety tips: 

  • If the desk clerk mentions your room number out loud and there are other guests around, request a new one.
  • Also pull the drapes shut in your hotel room and cover the peep-hole.
  • ask for a room above the ground floor, it's harder for people to look directly inside.
  • Lastly always hang the do-not-disturb sign when you're out.