Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I don't think it will have teeth for the small fish but, my take - why worry about it? Just get someone to take care of it and you won't have to worry down the road.

May 14, 2018 09:50 PM
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Peter Testa
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This is an opportunity for unscrupulous attorneys to sue everyone.

May 15, 2018 06:01 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Time will tell, but just know lawyers need work!

May 15, 2018 05:09 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Time will tell. I don't think the issue is that difficult to take care of. Working on this.

May 15, 2018 03:28 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

This whole thing is just another y2k. Everybody who stands to make money off of it is trying to scare us into signing up.

May 15, 2018 03:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Tony,

I have read them, and follow your broker's lead.  It is not that darn complicated as many are making it out  to be...A

May 14, 2018 10:03 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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My website is covered.

May 15, 2018 02:26 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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US regulations are often applied to European and other foreign businesses.

May 15, 2018 05:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Time will show. I do not believe that data will ever be fully protected, unless you pay extra for it. 

May 14, 2018 10:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - looks like I will have to read couple of posts - thanks to Fred Griffin

May 14, 2018 10:18 PM
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Fred Griffin
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     Read this blog by Katerina Gasset,  and then read this other blog  by Katerina Gasset.  

      She covers the topic in depth, with input from some attorneys, and from NAR.

May 14, 2018 09:27 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Agree with you. International Law was one subject I hated in Law School as it made little sense.

May 15, 2018 11:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I need to better informed.

May 15, 2018 08:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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we never have inquiries from any foreign country....we're in cow country!! I would think florida, california and new york would all be effected by that....

May 15, 2018 08:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Cause and effect (ripple) affects everyone some more than others as all things are connected

May 15, 2018 08:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing 

May 15, 2018 08:07 AM
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Nina Hollander
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To be honest, I have so many other things to think about that impact my business right now, that this is not even on my radar to think about right now.

May 15, 2018 06:44 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Time will tell.

May 15, 2018 04:49 AM
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Joan Cox
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Have already done what I need to do.

May 17, 2018 09:05 AM
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Bob Crane
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States pass laws that affect others, why not nations, just gets hard to enforce outside of their jurisdiction.

May 15, 2018 07:00 PM
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
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I may take the path of least resistence. Just block anyone outside USA from using my webite. I would have hoped that our associations would have provided guidance and assistance if this is such a big deal. As usual silence.

That said I did find a company that for a small fee will re-write the privacy poilcy to cover this. Is it any good, I dont know, am I willing to hire an attorney? No, who says they know what to do!

May 15, 2018 10:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I've asked my consultant for his thoughts on this.  I will take whatever action is prudent to take.  Beyond that, it is business as usual. 

May 15, 2018 07:46 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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USA , not EU

May 15, 2018 05:11 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've done some reading on this topic over the last few weeks, since implementing stuff like this used to be my field.  The kicker is that it applies to "residents of the EU" not just people who are citizens there.  So when I was in Ireland last week, it applied to me.  There are some teeth, but I doubt they'll go after "Mom&PopRealtor.com" but that's just my personal view.

 

I've removed my facebook retargeting pixel (for non-GDPR reasons), I don't collect personal information on visitors, don't use cookies (other than Google Analytics) and I block foreign IP addresses, including those from the EU.  I'm not concerned with GDPR.

May 20, 2018 09:04 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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The EU is falling apart. Yeah, let's emulate them...

May 17, 2018 02:54 PM
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William Feela
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I cn see congress doing something stupid and then patting themselves on the back

May 16, 2018 08:29 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
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Just one of many things that could impact the business... as others have said, I'm not yet prioritizing this as I feel I can react to it appropriately if it grows sharper teeth.

May 16, 2018 08:31 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I know I am not going to give it much thought. When it's time to do something about it, they will let us know.

May 15, 2018 06:29 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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I have written two very long ActiveRain blog posts on the GDPR and in the posts along with in the comments, some of my answers are quite long, I explain how the EU forces U.S. websites and companies to comply. 

Yes, the governing body of the GDPR is not going to go after every single website, nor do they have the money to do so, even if they want to. 

They will only be alerted about our small sites by an EU citizen who files a complaint against us. 

Then they will send us a letter to comply, list our violations, and give us time to comply. 

Now, to the point of enforcement. Remember when the EU subpoenaed Bill Gates and sued Microsoft? They were able to do so. They did the same thing to many U.S. companies and web providers. 

International courts are also in play. 

They get enforced by the U.S. Federal courts! YIKES!! TO me, that is like a violation of our constitution. Don't shoot the messenger. I am not in favor of this at all.  Foreigners are allowed also to sue U.S. citizens in the U.S. courts. 

You are right to be concerned. 

Our current President and the current website controlling body are not in favor of the EU GDPR either. But the next President may like it. It changes with the wind instead of holding fast to weigh with our constitution. We lose sovereignty by the day as a global system keeps getting put into place. 

The EU premise is they are "protecting" their citizens no matter where they are in the world and no matter who they do business with. I feel like putting a sign on my website saying no EU visitors allowed since your government wants to tell me how to run my business! 

 

 

May 22, 2018 09:31 AM