Jan 042019
 
 January 4, 2019  Posted by  Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Debra Cassens Weiss reports:

A federal judge in Manhattan has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a New York City ordinance that requires websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway to turn over what he termed “voluminous data” about their customers.


U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled Thursday that the law likely violates the Fourth Amendment, report the New York TimesCourthouse News Service and the Wall Street Journal.


New York state already bans the rental of most apartments for fewer than 30 days, unless a permanent resident stays on the premises. New York City has a similar ban on short-term rentals that extends to single-family units.

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