Privacy debate touches real estate

NAR weighs in on draft bill

SAN FRANCISCO — A battlefront is forming over online privacy issues, and the National Association of Realtors has weighed in on its members’ ability to collect some user data.

Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., in May announced draft legislation that seeks additional protections for the privacy of consumers’ personal data, both online and offline, and would require many companies to provide "clear" and "understandable" privacy policies about how information is "collected, used and disclosed."