With states passing inconsistent laws and no uniform federal law ad- dressing data privacy, there's a patchwork of rules for companies to comply with.Learn More About Data Privacy
Digital Closings: SECURE Notarization Act
The Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act (SECURE Notarization Act) is bipartisan federal legisla- tion that permits immediate nationwide use of remote online notarization.Learn More About SECURE
The use of various payment rails in real estate transactions is governed by state Good Funds laws. These laws set requirements for acceptable forms of closing funds.Learn More About Good Funds
Risks of Alternatives to Title Insurance
ALTA continues to take the lead in engaging with state regulators, the FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and lenders about the risks of waiving title insurance requirements.Learn More About Risks of Alternatives to Title Insurance
ALTA opposes any form of housing discrimination and proactively works toward solutions that address illegal discriminatory covenants recorded in the public records.Learn More About Discriminatory Covenants
Non-Title Recorded Agreements for Personal Service
ALTA supports efforts to protect consumers by prohibiting the filing of unfair real estate fee agreements in property records. ALTA advocates for state laws and regulations preventing enforcement of NTRAPS.Learn More About NTRAPS
Your Voice Matters
TAN is the premier grassroots organization promoting the importance of the land title insurance industry. In the current regulatory environment, our industry faces threats of new policies at both the state and federal levels that could seriously affect your business.Join TAN
February 22, 2024
It's important for title and settlement professionals to be aware of the latest phishing schemes. To help with this, ALTA has developed an infographic that highlights different phishing emails, what the fraudsters are attempting to do and how to spot the bait. This "fresh phish" attempts to steal Office 365 credentials to sell them or gain access to your email account. It's important to never approve multi-factor authentication requests that you didn't initiate.
February 20, 2024
A judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida extended the deadline for consumers to file proofs of claim against MV Realty. Title agents and attorneys may have clients who should file a claim.
February 6, 2024
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a cybersecurity advisory that highlights the most common cybersecurity misconfigurations in large organizations, and details the tactics, techniques and procedures actors use to exploit these misconfigurations.
February 6, 2024
Several federal agencies issued a guide outlining phishing techniques malicious actors commonly use and to provide guidance for both network defenders and software manufacturers. This will help to reduce the impact of phishing attacks in obtaining credentials and deploying malware. The guidance for network defenders is applicable to all organizations but may not be feasible for organizations with limited resources. Therefore, this guide includes a section of tailored recommendations for small-and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources to hire IT staff dedicated to a constant defense against phishing threats.
February 1, 2024
More than 90% of title insurance companies reported the volume of cybercrime attempts increased or remained the same over the past year, according to a Cybercrime & Wire Fraud Study sponsored by the ALTA Land Title Institute. Read on for more results.
January 18, 2024
The legislation contains an exemption for personal data subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), along with an exemption for publicly available information. ALTA has held that any comprehensive data privacy legislation should include an exemption for entities subject to the GLBA.
Foreign Ownership of Land
Information Shielding Laws
Native American Lands
Non-Title Recorded Agreements for Personal Service (NTRAPS)
Predictable Recording Fees
Real Time Payments / Good Funds
Redaction / Record Shielding
Remote Online Notarization
Serving Consumers and Communities
State Data Privacy Laws
State Legislation Tracking Map
State RON Laws
Unregulated Title Insurance Alternatives