Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

A federal district judge has ruled the Web site Roommates.com can be held liable for violations of the Fair Housing Act because it requires users to disclose their gender, sexual orientation and family status, and allows them to use the same information about others to facilitate roommate matches. But the site continues to collect such information from users, and an attorney representing parent company Roommate.com LLC says the company intends to appeal the decision -- all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary. In the meantime, fair housing groups that have reached a partial monetary settlement with Roommate.com are seeking an injunction to stop the site from collecting information that could allegedly be used to discriminate against users, such as their sexual orientation...