So much for renting out rooms in your home. The state’s top cop is throwing the guest book at AirBnB – demanding host data from the 225,000 New Yorkers on the Web’s biggest apartment sharing site. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed the data as part of an investigation into the website stemming from a 2010 law that makes it illegal to use such sites to rent out your own apartment.
AirBnB has until Monday to turn over the data.
The site has 225,000 users in the city, but only data from those who rent out their place is being sought, according to sources. That would affect only about 15,000 of New Yorkers.
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