North American Title Group Partners with Real Estate Data Shield for Data Privacy and Security Training

June 5, 2014

North American Title Group has contracted with Real Estate Data Shield (REDS) to provide online training for its settlement services employees as well as other personnel, addressing compliance with data privacy laws and regulations.

REDS' e-courseware, "Privacy and Security for Real Estate Settlement Services Companies," will cover appropriate procedures and practices to ensure compliance with those laws and regulations impacting the company's business and data-handling operations.

"Data security plays a very high level of importance in our business, and it is a topic of increasing concern for all our customers, both home buying and selling consumers as well as lenders," said Jeff Howeth, general counsel, North American Title Group. "In addition, implementing a privacy and information security program to protect non-public personal information is a key pillar of the American Land Title Association's Best Practices.”

The online training will guide North American Title associates through the different types of personal information, compliance with laws and regulations, lifecycle of files and storage, as well as data-handling operations. Associates will then be required to review and acknowledge security and confidentiality policies currently in place at North American Title.

"We're happy to support North American Title Group's efforts to arm their employees with information security training tools," said Christopher Gulotta, chief executive officer of REDS. "Their certificate of completion is evidence of North American Title Group's awareness and proficiency in the applicable laws, rules, regulations and best practices for security compliance."

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North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents.