Judge Blocks N.Y. Law Requiring Online Home Rentals to Disclose Customers

A federal judge is blocking a rule in New York City that would have gone into effect next month requiring Airbnb and HomeAway hosts to disclose their identities and the addresses of their listings to the city’s Office of Special Enforcement every month, or pay a fine. The judge is preventing the rule from taking effect until resolution of ongoing litigation regarding the ordinance, which Airbnb and HomeAway claim violates the First and Fourth Amendments.