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Privacy and the boundaries on data use and sharing are the foundation of online trust and confidence in the sites one visits, the mobile applications used, and the interaction with online services. OTA supports the need for user control, discoverabilty, and transparency, while promoting the benefits they receive from data-driven marketing and ad-supported services. OTA promotes the need to move from a compliance mindset on data collection, retention, and usage, to one of stewardship. OTA works across the ecosystem to promote best practices including tools and technologies allowing users the ability to opt out of third-party data collection, while underscoring the value exchange consumers receive from ad-supported sites and services.


Sep 19, 2018
IoT World Today

When sorting through surveys related to the subject of IoT security, Jeff Wilbur, technical director of the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) says he sees results all over the map. “I try to follow as many those surveys as I can.

Sep 17, 2018
the security ledger
Get (IoT) Smart

In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out.

Aug 14, 2018
The Hill

By Christine Runnegar, Internet Society, Opinion Contributor - In light of recent well-documented data breaches and privacy violations like those at Equifax and Facebook, there have been numerous reports that Internet companies are finally warming to United States federal privacy regulations after fending them off for years.

US Representatives DelBene and Langevin Receive the OTA's Cybersecurity, Privacy & Innovation Public Service Award

Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The Online Trust Alliance, an Internet Society initiative with the mission to enhance online trust, today honored U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Jim Cong Jim Langevin (RI)Langevin (D-RI) with its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Innovation Public Service Award.

Jun 20, 2017

Banks and government agencies always push us to do business online, but many of them get a failing grade when it comes to website security.  The latest online security audit by the Online Trust Alliance shows mixed reviews for websites that collect your your private information.  Healthcare.gov scored high for both tight security and strong privacy. The U.S.

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