Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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        I am more concerned about the NSA, the CIA, Mossad, and the Deep State.  They are the real threat.

May 12, 2018 11:17 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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 I have added a lot of replies to comments here on this page. I also wrote a post about GDPR. I said I would give an update which I will write in the next couple of weeks. 

 

It only concerns you if you get website traffic from EU citizens, which includes the citizens of the EU when they are visiting here in the U.S. 

Simple temporary solution: block EU visitors from your websites by blocking their IPs. This you can do easily with Wordpress plugins like WordFence. 

Here is the lead counsel at NAR:

“It kind of changes the way the internet used to work,” NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxson told the Facebook Live audience, noting that website operators will need to proactively ask visitors for permission to collect their data. “Originally, the internet was opt-out. Now companies have to get individuals’ consent to collect their data, and they have to tell them how they’re going to use it.”

The GDPR covers anyone who is a European resident, regardless of citizenship. The penalties for violating the rule are significant: For serious infractions, companies could be fined 20 million euros (or nearly $24.5 million), or 4 percent of their worldwide annual revenue for the prior financial year—whichever is higher. 

NAR head legal continues:

Under these new rules, businesses will be responsible for notifying online visitors of their rights, which means most will have to change their websites’ terms of use. Most site administrators have been using what’s known as “implied consent,” but now they’ll have to shift to “affirmative consent.” “It used to be that internet users automatically agreed to the terms of use by simply visiting the website,” Maxson explained. But now sites have to explicitly ask for consent, most often through a pop-up window or “lightbox” feature.

n addition to asking web visitors to actively demonstrate that they agree to your terms of use, Sturrock suggests finding ways to make it easy for EU residents to exercise their new GDPR rights. “Put a web form on your website offering visitors the opportunity to be forgotten,” Sturrock suggested, “or put up an email address where they can contact you.”

May 12, 2018 10:30 PM
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Lyn Sims
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Haven't a clue what it is. Just another gaggle of rules I suppose.

May 12, 2018 11:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I think I am good. But Katerina Gasset shared a good article about this a few weeks ago - here's the link.

May 12, 2018 11:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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The reality is we will do whatever GOOGLE dictates and ICANN may require.

I do hope the USA is compelled to follow EU in their net neutrality laws.

May 12, 2018 09:59 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I would hope we would be ahead of Europe on this but, like Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, what people do with the information I do share does not concern me.

May 12, 2018 09:37 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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US wont follow that!

May 12, 2018 09:23 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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I don't know anything about GDPR. But as a rule, the USA should lead, not follow.

May 12, 2018 08:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Jerry,

First of all if you read the story from an good source, you will note that this applies to companies with 250 employees.  That being said, you should review your privacy policy on your site.  And, if you still have concerns talk to an attorney.  And a citizen from another can sue you, if they wish.  A

May 12, 2018 12:05 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm not familiar with GDPR.... educate us....

May 12, 2018 09:06 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Varmints? Dave Halpern nailed it.
Why should we follow anything that Europe does? Except maybe about GMOs.

May 12, 2018 09:03 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Not sure I need to do anything as it pertains to the EU.

May 12, 2018 08:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I am not a BRIT yet I am with Corinne Guest, Managing Broker on this. 

May 12, 2018 08:44 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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You are educating me Jerry. Thank you for the information. Keep going.

May 12, 2018 08:25 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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This is the first time I have heard of this. No preparation has been made but I do remember Y2K. 

May 12, 2018 08:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is above my pay grade.

May 12, 2018 08:19 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

My site is protected.

May 12, 2018 05:30 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Not on my list of things to do. 

May 12, 2018 02:58 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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We don’t seem to like Europe’s lead anymore Jerry....

May 12, 2018 01:06 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
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I'll have to admit, I'll need to do some research on the new GDPR you were referring... I am totally unfamilure with this.  I know there is a big concern on data here in the USA...  I think most of our sites are secure, however, if the government can't keep our information safe from hackers, and the credit bureau's etc... can't keep it safe from hackers... I hope they don't look to make examples of the small guys and gals...

It is of concern to me too...

May 12, 2018 01:02 PM
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Sam Shueh
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If Europe outlawed its NAR we should also outlaw ours///

May 12, 2018 11:20 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Say What ?

May 12, 2018 11:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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agent & author

Gathering data will never go away....

May 12, 2018 10:20 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not that into websites these days.

May 12, 2018 09:58 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Open mind, open ears, closed mouth.

May 12, 2018 08:26 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

As Candice A. Donofrio mentioned, Dave Halpern nailed this one!

May 13, 2018 04:54 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
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I have to look into that.

May 12, 2018 08:32 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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What steps can we take?

May 12, 2018 08:21 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I depend on my website people to stay on top of what they need to do. 

May 12, 2018 07:36 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Jerry Newman - it is all about http's'!

May 12, 2018 11:40 PM
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Bob Crane
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Dont the russians already have everything they want.

May 12, 2018 08:14 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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My first thought was, "way above my pay grade" ... second thought was "the GD what?" and then my brain shut down.  Just not going to worry about it.

May 12, 2018 06:24 PM
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John Juarez
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Not something with which I an concrned.

May 12, 2018 05:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing 

May 12, 2018 03:46 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I haven't made any plans to do so.

May 13, 2018 05:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Dave Halpern summed it up very well!

May 13, 2018 05:16 AM
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William Feela
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America will follow most anyone

May 12, 2018 08:17 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I don't capture information on my website Jerry Newman so I'm not to worried. Yes I do think the USA will follow suit.

May 12, 2018 07:26 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I watched the video on NAR site, and believe to be compliant.

May 15, 2018 04:02 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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Maybe I have my head in the sand but I had never heard of the GDPR until I read this question!

May 13, 2018 12:56 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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First I have heard about this, but we always take proactive security steps with our data.

May 13, 2018 08:12 AM