Ensuring Real Estate Website Listing Data Security

September 22, 2015

Avoid Litigation by Protecting Your Listing Data Before the Theft Occurs

Securing your real estate listing data is harder than ever. Why? Web scraping is cheap and bots simply steal whatever content they’ve been programmed to fetch – listing text, photos, and other data that should only be available to paid subscribers and legitimate consumers.

Watch this webinar to learn how to avoid expensive litigation by protecting your content before the theft occurs. Review the latest research on how non-human traffic has evolved over the past few years and best practices to protect both copyrighted and non-copyrightable content. Hear the results from research conducted with more than 100 MLS executives and IDX vendors on the current state of anti-scraping efforts and the related efforts and rules from NAR.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Insights into the latest research about “scraping” real estate websites
  • Broad based support from MLS executives for NAR policy improvement
  • How web scraping works and what you can do to shore up your defenses
  • How to create a secure listing “supply chain” with your IDX and VOW providers 

Also see 2015 Study: State of Web Scraping Data Theft Across Real Estate Websites & MLS Data and Why Web Scraping is Costly for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Portals

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