Airbnb Shines Light On Gov't User Data Demands

Law360, New York (September 6, 2016, 9:33 PM EDT) -- Airbnb complied with less than half of the nearly 200 requests it received from law enforcement officials around the world to hand over user data in the first half of this year, the online short-term rental service recently disclosed in its first-ever transparency report.

Joining the ranks of companies such as Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., which have all moved in recent years to share more with users about how they interact with the government when it comes to user data requests, Airbnb Inc. on Thursday published its inaugural accounting of global law enforcement demands for...

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