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Sharing Privacy in the Sharing Economy

  • date icon January 13, 2015
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While Portland’s government could never have predicted that an online home-sharing platform would become a viable operation, in demanding access to this data, the City Council is setting a precedent that violates the tenets of an online user’s expectation of privacy and breaches constitutional rights. It is ill-advised to create a regulatory system that could ultimately squander new and innovative services like home-sharing that has long been a hallmark of cities along the West Coast, including Portland. There are much more effective ways to protect public safety while minimizing individual intrusions of privacy.  Read more: