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Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

Jun 14, 2016

Consumer services websites are improving their privacy practices while news sites need vast improvements. That’s according to Tuesday’s release of the 8th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Conducted by the Online Trust Alliance, this wide-ranging audit looks at nearly 1,000 consumer-facing websites to assess their consumer protections, privacy practices, and data security.

Jun 14, 2016

The eighth annual Honor Roll from the nonprofit Online Trust Alliance measures and scores a broad series of benchmark practices for privacy, security and consumer protection. The 50 top federal government websites have improved very slightly overall this year on a scorecard of security, privacy and consumer protection measures, but more than half still got a failing grade, according to the Online Trust Alliance's 2016 Honor Roll.&nbs

Jun 14, 2016
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Twitter finished atop the 2016 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll list of highest scoring websites in terms of consumer protection, data security and privacy, according to the Online Trust Alliance. Pinterest and Instagram were the other social networks to crack the OTA’s top 10.

Jun 1, 2016

The burgeoning market for gadgets that trigger a sprinkler system, help you count the number of times you swing a bat, or dim the lights automatically are rising. That’s a concern for any business due to how these devices are also starting to show up at the corporate office for use in conference rooms, executive suites, and even as a low-cost building security camera system.

2015 Honor Roll Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Includes Email security deep-dive and Presidential Candidates Audit.

2014 Honor Roll Highlights

Highlights from the 2014 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Includes Australia & New Zealand analysis.

Online Trust Alliance Finds 46% of IRS Free E-File Tax Services Fail to Adequately Protect Consumers

Wed, Feb 24, 2016

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. Conversely, the sites that performed specifically well received an "Honor Roll" status.


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