Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has named Twitter as the best consumer-facing website for personal information protection. The non-profit has released the results of its 2016 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in consumer protection, data security and responsible privacy practices.
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.
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
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.
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Highlights from the 2015 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Includes Email security deep-dive and Presidential Candidates Audit.
Highlights from the 2014 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Includes Australia & New Zealand analysis.