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Data Privacy & Protection Day

Championing Data Privacy & Protection to Enhance Consumer Trust

Data Privacy & Protection Day (DpD) is a national series of events bringing together public and private sector experts who provide prescriptive and actionable advice about data privacy and protection to the business community. 2015 marked the 6th year OTA continued its international leadership role in raising privacy and security awareness via hosting educational town halls, hands-on workshops and networking events. 

Video Highlights including fireside chat with FTC Commissioner McSweeney.  Includes welcome by Scott Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Symantec and kick off panel Beyond the Privacy Policy; Moving from Compliance to Stewardship.  Speakers include Larry Magid, Technology Analyst CBS News; Laura Berger, Sr. Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC; Drew Liebert, Chief Counsel, California Assembly Judiciary Committee; Paola Zeni, Director of Global Privacy, Ethics and Compliance, Symantec 

Panel Security & Privacy Beyond Your Walls & Summary Tim Rohrbaugh, CISO Identity Guard; Josh Aberant, Postmaster, Twitter; Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe and Tim Fitzgerald, VP and Chief Security Officer, Symantec. Includes Town Hall wrap up by Craig Spiezle, Executive Director, Online Trust Alliance. 

DpD recognizes the first data privacy directive signed on January 28, 1981, 'celebrated' as Data Protection Day internationally and as Data Privacy Day in the United States, recognizing the importance of data protection and privacy practices.  Press Release>  Supporting DpD, OTA publishes several reports including the annual Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide, Privacy & Security  Risk Assessment Framework and summary of the top security enhancing best practices.  More >

2015 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide Press Release

Recap of 2015 Program & Events (Hawaii, Seattle, Silicon Valley, New York & Washington DC)

Whether you are a multi-national corporation, single location retailer or mobile app developer, DpD events are designed to bring attendees up-to-date on data privacy, protection, security and breach preparedness best practices. Each city will have a morning session of interactive panels geared to the general business community. The optional afternoon workshops will offer guidance to help companies create a plan to protect, contain and respond to a data breach incident. The workshops are designed for business leaders, individuals and organizations responsible for data protection, regulatory compliance, security and privacy.  Supporting the workshops, OTA will release the 2015 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide.  

Over 50 speakers  Featured speakers include Commissioner Terrell McSweeny of the Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission, Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement, Federal Communications Commission, James Baker, General Counsel  Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott Taylor, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Symantec Corporation and Craig Spiezle, President & CEO, Online Trust Alliance.


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Security & Privacy Risk Assessment

Released January 21, 2015

2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide

The Guide has been developed to aid a broad range of stakeholders ranging from business and technical decision makers and privacy and security professionals to web and app developers. The goal is to help readers better understand the issues and solutions which can enhance their data protection practices and enable them to develop readiness plans in the event they incur a data loss incident.

2014 Data Privacy Day & Breach Readiness Guide Supporters

Wed, Jan 22, 2014
New York City, NY - “Businesses and organizations have a responsibility to protect consumer privacy and prevent data breaches from aggressive cyber thieves,” said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. “Consumers deserve to know who they can trust. The Online Trust Alliance arms organizations with critical information to reduce cyber risk and protect consumers.”

Online Trust Alliance Finds Data Breaches Spiked to Record Level in 2013

Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Seattle, Washington - The Online Trust Alliance (OTA),  the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, user empowerment and   innovation, today recommended a series of best practices to help prevent online data breaches and other exploits, in collaboration with high-profile brands including American Greetings Interactive, AVG, Microsoft, Publishers Clearing House and Symantec. These recommendations, released today in OTA’s 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide, were accompanied by several eye-opening statistics.

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