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OTA works through the public and private sectors to advance internet governance, helping to assure the free flow of information, transparency, accontability and balanced practices to enhance online trust.  Efforts include working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Article 29 Working Group, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other organizations.

FCC Advances  Meaningful Privacy Protections Benefiting Consumers, Innovation and Commerce

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

This week Federal Communication Commission Chairman Wheeler released a proposal for broadband privacy rules. This proposal reflects considerable input from a range of stakeholders over the past several months resulting in a balanced and a programmatic approach, empowering consumers.  We commend Chairman Wheeler for advancing  these privacy protections including helping insure consumers can afford to keep their personal information private.

OTA Provides Expert Testimony to U.S. Senate on The Threats of Malicious Advertising

Thu, May 15, 2014

Washington DC - OTA Executive Director and President Craig Spiezle testified today before the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, outlining the risks of malicious advertising, and possible solutions.

U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct for ISPs Unveiled

Thu, Mar 22, 2012

More than one in ten U.S. computers are infected by difficult-to-detect “bots” or “zombies,” which “botmasters” can use for anything from sending spam, to eavesdropping on network traffic, to stealing user passwords. OTA joined a unanimous vote at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) meeting today, approving the voluntary U.S. Anti-Bot Code of Conduct for Internet Service Providers (ISPs),

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