Airbnb Wins Preliminary Ruling Blocking NYC Demand for Data

By Bloomberg

A federal judge blocked a New York City law aimed at cracking down on home-sharing companies.

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer on Thursday granted a request by Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway Inc. to issue a temporary injunction against the city ordinance, which was set to take effect Feb. 2.

Under the law, Airbnb and similar sites must turn over to the city the names and addresses of renters and say whether rentals are for a whole apartment or just a room — disclosures that would help the city enforce a law that makes it illegal for most landlords to rent an apartment for fewer than 30 days.

This article provided by NewsEdge.