Wynn Macau Ltd, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts was meted a fine of MOP20,000 (US$2,500) by Macau’s Personal Data Protection Office for violating privacy laws stemming from the casino’s decision to publicly disclose personal information of its hotel guests.
The violation stems from an investigation Wynn Resorts launched on the business dealings of former shareholder Kazuo Okada, who the former accused of providing gifts and improper payoffs to gaming officials from the Philippines and South Korea in an attempt to gain favors in order to establish his business in those jurisdictions.
But the PDPO determined that Wynn Macau disclosed sensitive data of its hotel customers, particularly the “personal data of a number of individuals, including those officials” to a third party on orders from its parent company, Wynn Resorts Ltd.
The Business Daily reported that the gaming operator has already paid the fine through a pair of MOP10,000 payments.
Wynn shareholders meeting scheduled on May 7
In related Wynn Resorts-related news, the company announced that it has scheduled its annual shareholders meeting on May 7 in Las Vegas. As part of the agenda for the upcoming meeting, shareholders will be voting on the re-election of four of its directors, namely Stephen Wynn, D. Boone Wayson, Alvin Shoemaker and Ray Irani. The identities of the individuals were revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wynn has been the chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts since 2002 while Shoemaker, Wayson, and Irani have served on the board for a number of years now.
In addition, the shareholders will also ratify the company’s choice of Ernst & Young LLP as independent accountants.