The very nature of a blog makes you, the blogger, vulnerable to legal liabilities from a host of issues including copyright infringement, charges of obscenity and defamation, and fair housing violations.
Brokers have a duty to their clients and MLSs have a duty to their participants to actively protect and manage listing content. Failing to take appropriate action to safeguard this intellectual property could lead to liability and a loss of assets, particularly if such a failure is deemed to be negligence.
It’s never been more important to take reasonable precautions to protect sensitive customer information. Your failure to do so can have devastating effects, including liability for breach of privacy laws or negligence, especially if your client became a victim of identity theft.