Under the letter of agreement released today, the “data set shall be anonymized” by redacting such personally identifiable information as name, emails, phone numbers, and social media account info. Individuals and apartments will be replaced by unique identifiers, and that data will remain confidential. But Airbnb will then be required, for up to 12 months, to produce names and other identifying info on anyone that New York investigates or is the subject of a “potential enforcement action.” Airbnb will also be required to show a notice about New York requirements to anyone listing new properties in the state. In a joint statement, issued after months of back-and-forth, the company and the New York Attorney General’s office said: “Airbnb and the Office of the Attorney General have worked tirelessly over the past six months to come to an agreement that appropriately balances Attorney General Schneiderman’s commitment to protecting New York’s residents and tourists from illegal hotels with Airbnb’s concerns about the privacy of thousands of other hosts. The arrangement we have reached today for compliance with the OAG [Office of the Attorney General] subpoena strikes this balance.” Get the full story at VentureBeat