Airbnb bans use of indoor security cameras

11/03/2024 | The Guardian

Airbnb has announced that it will be banning the use of indoor security cameras in rentals across the globe by the end of April. The change in the company's security camera policy aims to prioritise privacy and simplify existing rules. Previously, hosts were permitted to use indoor security cameras in common areas of the rented property. Under the new terms, hosts can only use doorbell cameras and noise-decibel monitors in common spaces. The new policy also prohibits hosts from using outdoor cameras to monitor indoor spaces. The decision was made in consultation with guests, hosts, and privacy experts and will take effect from 30 April.

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