Airbnb Complied With Chinese Communist Party Demands For User Data, Prompting Chief Trust Officer To Resign

Airbnb’s Chief Trust Officer resigned from the vacation rental service due to concerns about the company sharing personal data with the Chinese Communist Party. Sean Joyce, who was hired in May of 2019 with the goal of protecting users’ safety on the platform, resigned after six months at the job, citing “concerns about how the massive rental platform shares data on millions of its users with Chinese authorities,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Joyce grew alarmed during his tenure that the company wasn’t being fully transparent about the data it shares with the ruling Chinese Communist Party government, including