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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (December 10, 2013) – REDPLAN, the Real Estate Data Protection Legal Association Nonprofit, announced that Ms. Darity Wesley will serve as its Administrator. Wesley is founder of both Privacy Solutions, Inc. and Lotus Law Center and veteran of more than 30 years in the real estate information industry. REDPLAN is an association owned and run by its members for the purpose of protecting the intellectual property of member companies, promoting the common interests of the real estate information industry and keeping its members informed of issues pertinent to its business model.
Gregg Larson, REDPLAN visionary and one of its five founding board members, says, “Darity brings incredible legal experience, industry insight and a career’s worth of dedication to bring data security and intellectual property protection from its infancy to its current stage of being able to support our industry wide organization. She has the depth and breadth of knowledge we need to make my dream of stopping data piracy and protecting the valuable assets of the real estate information industry happen once and for all. ” Larson is also founder and CEO of Clareity Consulting Inc. and Clareity Security.
Ms. Wesley says, “I am excited to be able to support this important venture. My mission with REDPLAN is to put the structures in place to help the real estate information industry protect its intellectual property assets, promote industry education on data use compliance and pursue violators of the laws that poison the life blood of the real estate industry, the flow of data. ”
Real Estate Data Protection Legal Association Nonprofit, or REDPLAN, is an organization dedicated to protecting the real estate industry’s copyrighted materials and intellectual property rights. Protecting listing data for its rightful owners has been a prominent issue in today’s industry, thus giving reason to create REDPLAN. REDPLAN was founded by Clareity Consulting and Claude Szyfer of Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP in May of 2013. REDPLAN’s Board of Directors, comprised of representatives of MLSs, Associations, Brokerages, Franchises and Information Companies, will serve as the advocacy group’s initial leadership team.