airbnb Lobbying Stalls Regulation in the California Sentate

Airbnb wins one battle over California regulation

From the Albany Business Review, June 7, 2015

 Legislation that would have forced online vacation-rental companies such as Airbnb to hand user data to local governments stalled in the Senate. 

Senator Mike McGuire, the bill’s author, quickly pledged to reintroduce his proposal next year.

Arguing that host data is private, Airbnb took an aggressive defense to Senate Bill 593, mobilizing users to call and visit their state representatives with a warning not to burden the popular home-sharing service or its customers.