Why Privacy?

Privacy matters. TREB and its Member REALTORS® have helped create the MLS® system, which ensures the highest-quality real estate system in the GTA. Some material on MLS® is publicly available through REALTOR.ca, however TREB safeguards personal information as guided by privacy legislation to protect the privacy rights of Ontarians.

The Competition Bureau is taking action that would force TREB to abandon the safeguards in the MLS® system and make personal information publicly available on the Internet. Seller’s name and address, floor plans, sensitive property access information, negotiated sale price, and mortgage details could all become available.

REALTORS® have an obligation to protect consumers’ personal information. So TREB and REALTOR® Members are fighting back for the privacy rights of consumers.

Privacy matters. TREB is standing up for GTA consumers.