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January 4, 2019

Judge blocks NYC's Airbnb disclosure law

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A New York City law forcing Airbnb and HomeAway home-sharing platforms to reveal a “breathtaking” amount of information about their businesses seems unconstitutional, a judge decided Thursday, forcing the law to be shelved for now.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer made clear it wasn't a close call whether the law violates the Fourth Amendment's search and seizure provisions, though he only needed to find a more than 50 percent likelihood that the companies would win before suspending the law's Feb. 2 enforcement.

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