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Airbnb Agrees to Provide Host Data to NYC in Settlement

June 12, 2020, 4:58 PM

Airbnb Inc. has settled a major lawsuit against New York City and agreed to hand over personal data on its hosts, helping officials track down those who rent their homes in violation of city regulations.

The agreement announced Friday could cost Airbnb tens of thousands of listings in the Big Apple, but it also gets the home-share startup closer to its ultimate goal -- clarifying its legal status in one of the San Francisco-based company’s biggest domestic markets.

“We hope that our willingness to be transparent enables the State and the City to feel reassured that short-term rentals can be ...

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