/// Airbnb Fights New York Subpoena of User Data

October 7, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Airbnb just got itself and one of its hosts out of a legal jam in New York City , but late on Friday the company was subpoenaed by the New York Attorney General in an effort to obtain user data that might indicate illegal rental activity. “[T]his demand is unreasonably broad and we will fight it with everything we’ve got,” the company said . Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky had tried to fend off regulators in advance with a blog post last week, but he did not make any major concessions. The company says it has 15,000 hosts in the city, and 225,000 members.

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