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Belief in unicorns grinds against regulatory reality

Mark Robinson

Belief in unicorns grinds against regulatory reality

A week or so before Christmas, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Airbnb does not need to comply with European Union (EU) regulations governing estate agents. The ruling would have come as a relief for bosses at the home-sharing platform, especially considering the battering that other digital disruptors have taken in the courts as regulatory frameworks slowly adapt to meet new commercial models.

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