Leadership and a commitment to stewardship are keys to consumer trust and differentiation.  OTA provides a forum to develop leadership and harness the power of collaboration, training and education through the OTA Training Academy, working committees, webinars and peer based reviews.  Opportunities include policy, technical and compliance programs.
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Innovation and the long-term vitality of the internet and online services are essential for society and our economy.  Get involved and capitalize on the dynamic security and privacy landscape.  Join to learn how to optimize business strategies while demonstrating a commitment to stewardship and thought leadership.
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OTA and our members facilitate multi-stakeholder efforts across the ecosystem, developing best practices promoting innovation, brand protection and enhancing confidence of online services.  Collaborative efforts include developing voluntary codes of conduct while educating policy makers aiding in the creation of effective legislation.
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Thu, Nov 12, 2015

We already suspected our smart TVs were ‘watching’ our viewing behavior and sharing data with advertising and television business partners.  N

Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Today represents a significant milestone, the release of the “last call” of the IoT Tr

Wed, Oct 21, 2015

My wife and I recently bought a new house that is equipped with a smart technology to control the thermostat, garage door and driveway gate. 

Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Europe's highest court recently struck down the "Safe Harbor" agreement between the Uni

Wed, Jun 11, 2014
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
Thu, May 15, 2014
Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Executive Director and President Craig Spiezle testified today before the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, outlining the risks of malicious advertising, and possible solutions to stem the rising tide.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014
2014 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll - Will Your Site and App Make the Grade? Reports to Evaluate Which Companies Are Getting, Online Privacy and Security Right
Wed, Mar 5, 2014
MARCH 2014 - PRIVACY, SECURITY & POLICY NEWS Big Data & Data Brokers – Time To Become Data Stewards!
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
Ad Exchanger

Following Adblock Plus’ (ABP) peace talk with numerous ad industry executives last week, the company revealed Thursday morning the first steps toward establishing an independent committee to oversee its Acceptable Ads initiative – which whitelists publishers that abide by ABP’s conditions. “Considering the contention and misinformation that’s out there, I think it was a good first step by the Adblock Plus team to just get people at the table,” said Craig Spiezle, president of the Online Trust Alliance and one of the representatives at the meeting. “I hope they took away from this how complex the process and mechanisms need to be, because the Acceptable Ads criteria has lacked that objectivity and nuance.” 

Fri, Nov 13, 2015

The National Association of Realtors is eyeing the smart home. The Chicago-based trade organization is establishing a lab to test out gear to help homeowners make the quality of their living environments healthier and more energy efficient. It may be a long while before your Realtor hands you a hub at closing, but in the meantime, Curry has worked with the Online Trust Alliance to establish a few other tech forward guidelines for the smart home. 

Wed, Nov 4, 2015

The growing number of smart-home devices in houses has begged the question of security.

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