Airbnb looks to online petition to block AG’s subpoena

New York /
Oct.October 16, 2013 09:05 AM

Popular short-term rental website Airbnb has launched an online campaign to collect signatures, in the hopes that community pressure will get New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to back off an investigation.

Airbnb users received an email from the company urging them to “make your voice heard” by signing a petition created by Mishelle, an Airbnb host in Williamsburg, which protests Schneiderman’s subpoena of Airbnb’s data on its 15,000 hosts.

“[Airbnb is] helping me achieve my dreams by providing me with a source of income that makes it possible for me to focus my energy on preparing for a new career where I can help people through better public policy,”Mishelle writes in the petition, which has received over 21,000 signatures so far, according to Gothamist.

Airbnb also filed papers last week in state New York State Supreme Court to block the subpoena. [Gothamist]Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
From left: Mayor Bill de Blasio, 54 West 39th Street, 62 Grand Street, and 208 West 30th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

The Airbnb crackdown continues: City targets three more buildings

The Airbnb crackdown continues: City targets three more buildings
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Stanley “Skip” Karol, an Airbnb host (Credit: Getty Images and Youtube)

Airbnb host narrowly clears hurdle in First Amendment claim against city

Airbnb host narrowly clears hurdle in First Amendment claim against city
A West Village Airbnb listing (Credit: Airbnb)

Airbnb Luxe launched without listings in one of their biggest potential markets — why?

Airbnb Luxe launched without listings in one of their biggest potential markets — why?
Hana Financial Investment’s Lee Jin-Kook and a rendering of 1 St. Marks Place (Hana Financial Investments)

Hana Financial to sell loans tied to Manhattan office, hotel properties

Hana Financial to sell loans tied to Manhattan office, hotel properties
Extell Development's Gary Barnett and 32 West 48th Street (Google Maps)

Extell makes its Diamond District hotel official

Extell makes its Diamond District hotel official
(iStock)

Ski resorts gear up for tough season in the shadow of pandemic

Ski resorts gear up for tough season in the shadow of pandemic
Union Square and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

City drops bid to require special permits for Union Square hotels

City drops bid to require special permits for Union Square hotels
Domio’s interim CEO Jim Mrha (Photos via Domio; iStock)

Domio not shutting down, plans “financial re-engineering”

Domio not shutting down, plans “financial re-engineering”
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...