In an effort to avoid millions in losses, Airbnb and HomeAway are suing New York City over a new law requiring them to share the names and addresses of rental hosts on their platforms with the city’s Office of Special Enforcement, saying users’ constitutional rights are being violated.

In common with many cities worldwide, New York faces a shortage of affordable housing and has struggled with how to control home-rental services and catch hosts operating outside strict home-sharing laws.

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