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Airbnb ‘Trust’ Executive Left Last Year Over China Data Dispute

Sean Joyce, a former FBI director, left his role as Airbnb’s chief trust officer last year over a dispute about the company’s data sharing practices in China, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Airbnb has long been public about its data sharing with the Chinese governmnent, an increasingly frought subject as the country ramps up surveillance. The dispute was over what point the data...

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