Data Privacy & Security Archive

In Some Areas, Renters Earn More Than Enough to Buy

One of the big challenges of real estate markets today is moving renters that want to buy into the homeownership column. Renters wanting to buy is the first step, but they have to come up with a downpayment and...
August 19, 2016

Former Move Execs Defend Actions In Switch to Zillow

A lot of courtroom drama in Seattle wrapped up this week. Two former realtor.com executives, Errol Samuelson and Curt Beardsley, have been on the stand in King County Superior Court to defend their handling of computer files when they left...
April 27, 2016

MLSs See Gains in Efforts to Protect Data

Recent court cases are giving REALTORS® reason to be optimistic in their efforts to curb the unauthorized use of their MLS data. Two weeks ago the Key West Association of REALTORS® scored a major victory when a U.S. district...
June 19, 2013

MLS Exec: Pocket Listings Undermine Industry

At the Joint Meeting of the Multiple Listing Service Forum and Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee Thursday, all things MLS were on the table. In fact, even items that weren’t on the MLS were up for discussion–specifically, so-called...
May 16, 2013

On Data Security, Get Ahead of the Law

Last year some big-name companies and organizations got hit by data breaches. LinkedIn comes first to mind. According to news reports, its system was breached and millions of account passwords were potentially compromised. eHarmony, the University of Nebraska, Yahoo!...

Privacy: More Than Your State Rules Might Apply

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate practitioners are far more familiar with the need to institute information privacy practices than they were just a few years ago, but the real estate industry still has a long...
November 7, 2010

Data Security Heating Up for Real Estate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Back in 2006, NAR worked with the Federal Trade Commission on a campaign to help REALTORS® help their customers protect their identity against theft, online theft but also offline theft as well....
August 6, 2009