NY AG’s Airbnb Subpoena Violates Users' Privacy: Report

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 4:05 PM EST) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's request last month for information about Airbnb Inc. hosts in the state is overbroad and may violate hosts' privacy rights, think tank Future of Privacy Forum warned Friday.

Schneiderman subpoenaed the room-sharing company in early October, asking for information about New York members listed on the website as hosts, ostensibly seeking violators of the state's law prohibiting short-stay rentals.

But the request demands personal information, including names and contact information, dates of guest stays, rates charged and communication between users...
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