As real estate companies become more reliant on technology and Web-based systems to conduct business, data security is gaining more importance as a business concern.

In a recent Inman News reader poll, 39 percent of respondents said they are somewhat confident their technology systems are secure. Thirty-five percent said they were very confident in their data security, and 24 percent said they weren’t confident at all. The remaining respondents were either unsure of their security level or felt it was not an issue within their offices.

One reader responded that, “any technology using the Internet as transport is not secure. Period.”

Data security and privacy experts say companies need to manage their privacy and security policies more closely to improve consumer trust and protect themselves from lawsuits.

The increased vulnerability of computers to viruses and other attacks, increased use of computers in conducting real estate transactions and new consumer privacy legislation all contribute to real estate companies’ need to heighten their awareness of security issues and tighten their preventative security methods.


Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.
Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom.
Please include the headline of the story.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Time is running out to secure your Connect Now tickets at the lowest price. Don't miss out on a chance to grow yourself and your business.Learn More×
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription