Industry Update
External Article22 May 2014

Airbnb's decision to hand over user data first step in more regulation

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The hotel industry is closely monitoring Airbnb, and a decision by the home-swapping company to turn over anonymous user data in New York could be the first step to tripping up one of the biggest players in the "sharing economy." Airbnb yesterday reached a deal with the New York attorney general that ultimately brings more regulatory scrutiny of the company, while at the same time raises concerns about how it handles the private data of its users.

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