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Blog posts for March 2016

FCC Chairman Takes Position on Privacy & Broadband Providers

Earlier this month FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft fact sheet and Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), identifying several key concerns regarding consumer privacy and the use of their data. In response, OTA submitted written comments to the Commission Update on March 31 the FCC Commisioners voted 3 to 2 to move forward on the NPRM.

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Mobilizing for Privacy on Campus - Mozilla Seeking Volunteers & Mentors!

Do you have privacy knowledge and a passion to work with students?  Or are you a college student with a passion to spread the word about privacy to your fellow students and beyond?  Mozilla’s new Take Back the Web Campaign may be for you.

Recently Mozilla launched a call for volunteers to help lead a Take Back the Web Campaign at universities around the world. The campaign is built on student leaders and mentors who will work together to raise awareness and empower other students to make choices about how their personal information is used online.

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IoT Trust Framework Released - Momentum Growing

The Online Trust Alliance’s IoT Trust Framework is rapidly evolving to be the foundation of an international effort to integrate security, privacy and sustainability in IoT devices and services. Developed over the past twelve months, the Framework represents collective input from over 100 organizations who, through a multi-stakeholder process, established a baseline Framework of 30 essential criteria.

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RSA 2016 Recap

2016 marked the second consecutive year where OTA was named as an industry sponsor for the RSA Conference.  OTA's participation included a range of member and press briefings and activities. Highlights included the RSA member meet-up and "Blended Intelligence" reception at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, organized by IID/Infoblox.  In partnership with OTA founding members IID, TRUSTe and ThreatWave, the reception was noted as one of the best RSA events to connect, network and collaborate. 

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