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Here’s why Airbnb isn’t worried about New York’s crackdown

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently filed an amicus brief in support of your case [in New York City]. Did you ever expect that this would become about civil liberties?

I've never done anything like this before. It's all somewhat new to me. I will say that I was just in London and Berlin. What's happening in New York City has global ramifications. That's the thing with the Internet. You make these really local rules that have to do with the Internet, but they affect everyone everywhere. Our users in London and Berlin are very concerned about if you turn over data to the government of New York, what's to prevent you from turning over our data to them or someone else when they come up? It sets a precedent that has ramifications on a global scale, and I think that's easy to overlook.

Friday, November 15, 2013
Washington Post

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