Amsterdam data leak identifies secret Airbnb complaints

A data leak affecting the municipality of Amsterdam revealed the names and addresses of residents upset about the city’s home share policy. In one case a phone number was also leaked, AT5 reports.

The data was not recorded on the municipality's website in an unrecognizable way, according to the Amsterdam broadcaster. Around 10 Amsterdam residents were affected by the leak. Whether the data was misused is unclear. 

The affected residents complained about Amsterdam decreasing the maximum number of days a home can be rented out on Airbnb from 60 to 30, according to AT5. 

A spokesperson for the municipality of Amsterdam was not available to comment to NU.nl. It is not clear whether the municipality reported the leak to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. 

 

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