Eric Goldman writes:
As part of its ongoing crackdown on short-term lodging, New York City passed an anti-Airbnb ordinance scheduled to take effect next month. HomeAway was also affected by the law, but I’ll focus on Airbnb. The ordinance addresses the challenges faced by the enforcement agency because Airbnb “Listings do not include a host’s full name, email address, telephone number, or the rental property’s exact address; Airbnb securely stores that information.”
So the city passed an ordinance, and it’s been challenged in court, with the court saying that the Fourth Amendment is implicated. Read more about the issues and the case on Technology & Marketing Law Blog.