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Less than half of those responding to a recent Inman News poll feel the real estate industry is being responsible enough about protecting consumer privacy. Of the respondents, 40 percent said the industry is being responsible about consumer privacy, while about 29 percent said it is not. Almost as many – 26 percent – said they weren't sure. About 9 percent specified 'other' in answer to the question. A few survey respondents elaborated on their answers, with a couple mentioning problems they've seen surrounding privacy. "Too often, personal papers (tax returns, financials, etc.) are left in an office after being copied for submission to a lender or...I've seen divorce decrees, credit reports and other sensitive materials in the open," wrote Mike McCutcheon with Coldwell Ba...