2017 Online Trust Methodology Press Release - (Jan 31, 2017)
2017 Methodology Briefing Deck (Updated February 28, 2017 )
Reflects clarification in scoring including no points for DMARC "naked records", increased weighting on privacy policies and reduced weighting on thrid party trackers.
2017 Recorded Webinar (February 22, 2017)
Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll Press Release - June 14, 2016
2016 Methodology Press Release - March 4, 2016
AUDIT & HONOR ROLL ARCHIVES
2016 Presidential Candidates Audit - September 18, 2015
2016 IRS Free e-File Audit & Honor Roll - February 24, 2016
History & Evolution of the Honor Roll
Since the foundation of OTA in 2005, OTA has worked to track the progress and adoption of best practices, while highlighting early adopters and "North Stars". In 2009, OTA formally launched the Online Trust Honor Roll and Online Trust Audit, which today is a comprehensive evaluation of a site's best practices in brand and consumer protection, security and privacy. Through a composite weighted scoring including over two-dozen data points, sites which achieve a score of 80% or greater are named to the Honor Roll.