New short-term regulations from Riverside county and how Airbnb could help us

Harold162
Level 1
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA

New short-term regulations from Riverside county and how Airbnb could help us

Riverside county California now require us to have a photo ID of our Guest and to store this information for 3 years I know Airbnb does this already to verify new guest I know there may be some privacy issues which may be handled through airbnbs policy and terms that this could be done with a guest information when they're asked for it Airbnb already has a working agreement with Riverside county in as much as they collect and pay the taxes from each guest so I would like to know what Airbnb thinks about this and if it's could be some possibility I'm in Idlewild California I'm told there's between $700 and 1100 airbnbs in that area this includes all of Riverside county so I've got to imagine this is got to be in the thousands of host that this would be very helpful to thank you

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Helen3
Level 10
Bristol, United Kingdom

I don't think it's such a big thing for you as the STR business owner to safely store your guests ID. 

Accommodation owners in Europe, the Far East and Middle East have been doing this for many years @Harold162 @because it's a legal requirement .

 

in Europe you need to store ID in line with our GDPR requirements.

 

I would suggest you check about any requirements in the US and set up a system on your computer for storing guest ID. 

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