Airbnb has launched an online portal to provide a secure channel for law enforcement to submit legal requests for information and receive status updates from Airbnb.

The platform claims its priority is to keep its hosts, guests and communities safe, and that this portal, which will only respond to valid requests for information, will help to build trust and protect hosts’ and guest safety and privacy both online and offline.

In 2018, Airbnb received more than 3,000 enquiries from officers in 47 countries, 811 of them requesting some kind of account information.

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