Real estate agents push back against Australian privacy law changes designed to protect personal data

Real Estate Institute of Australia president says additional layer of responsibility could force smaller agencies to close down

Real estate agents are pushing back against proposed privacy law changes, saying small businesses should not face more red tape to keep customer and tenant data safe.

The Real Estate Institute of Australia president, Hayden Groves, said that an “additional layer of responsibility is really not necessary” on top of agents’ existing duties, saying that increased regulatory risks could be “the last straw” for smaller agencies which may shut up shop.

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