This New Year’s Day, we reported the first instance of a sketchy Airbnb host installing security cameras to secretly film their guests.
Now, we know the full story behind the guests’ spoiled holiday, as well as Airbnb’s response.
Make sure you are aware of and comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws. and Canada, hotel rooms afford a legally protected expectation of privacy, but Airbnb rooms exist in a grey area between hotel room and private residence.
As for whether or not the host broke the law, it’s totally unclear. We may not know if secretly filming guests is illegal until a case is actually tried.
Dropcam offers a selection of featured cameras on its site and via the app, which has become my new obsession.