Mon, Mar 14, 2016

IoT Trust Framework Released - Momentum Growing

The Online Trust Alliance’s IoT Trust Framework is rapidly evolving to be the foundation of an international effort to integrate security, privacy and sustainability in IoT devices and services. Developed over the past twelve months, the Framework represents collective input from over 100 organizations who, through a multi-stakeholder process, established a baseline Framework of 30 essential criteria.

Wed, Feb 24, 2016

OTA Finds 46% of IRS Free eFile Sites Fail to Adequately Protect Consumers

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), today announced the results of its 2016 IRS Free E-File Audit & Honor Roll. The audit evaluates the privacy, security and consumer protection practices of the thirteen IRS-approved free e-filing tax services. After an assessment based on nearly 50 criteria, standards and internationally accepted privacy practices, six of the 13 websites or 46 percent failed due to poor site security and not taking steps to help protect consumers from fraudulent and malicious email.

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

OTA Releases 2016 Data Protection & Breach Guide: 91 Percent of Breaches Avoidable

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), today released its 2016 Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide. The Guide, being released in recognition of Data Privacy & Protection Day, provides prescriptive advice to help businesses optimize online privacy and security practices, and detect, contain and remediate the risk and impact of data loss incidents.

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

2015 Email Unsub Audit Report - Retailers & Presidential Candidates

Today, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released the 2015 OTA Email Unsubscribe Audit, analyzing which leading e-commerce sites are enabling consumers to easily opt out of email. 75 percent of the top 200 online retailers moved beyond compliance, demonstrating a commitment to user empowerment and control of their inboxes. These companies have been named to the 2015 Unsubscribe Honor Roll, recognizing excellence in marketing practices. Download the report.

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

Smart Device Security & Privacy Checklist

Today, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released the Smart Device Purchase and Set-Up Checklist to help protect the security and privacy of consumers who buy or receive smart or connected devices.

Wed, Oct 21, 2015

OTA & National Association of Realtors Create Smart Home Security & Privacy Checklist

Today, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) released a Smart Home Checklist in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Online Trust Alliance Audit Finds 74% of U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Websites Fail to Respect Americans’ Privacy

Last week, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released an audit of the 23 major Presidential candidates’ websites and how they guard voters’ privacy and security.

Tue, Jun 16, 2015

46% of 1,000 Leading Websites Fail Online Trust Alliance Trust Audit Names 2015 Most Trustworthy Commerce Sites

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, announced today the results of its 2015 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll — the de facto online security and privacy standard for the world’s top companies.

Wed, May 13, 2015

OTA Announces Trust Framework to Address IoT Security, Privacy & Sustainability Risks

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, announced today that it is leading an initiative to develop a security, privacy and sustainability trust framework for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Only 30 Percent of Top Consumer Websites Rated

At the Internet Retailer Conference & Expo (IRCE), OTA released the results of the 2014 Online Trust Audit and brands which qualified for the 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll. Out of nearly 800 top consumer websites evaluated, 30.2 percent made the Honor Roll, distinguishing themselves by safeguarding data via best practices in three categories: domain/brand protection, privacy and security