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OTA Details the Shared Responsibility of Businesses, Consumers and Government to Avoid IoT Weaponization

Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Bellevue, Wash. - The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, today released its fourth in a series of vision papers entitled “Securing the Internet of Things; A Collaborative and Shared Responsibility.” The report, released in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, outlines the imperative actions that businesses, consumers and government must take to ensure the security, privacy and vitality of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

OTA Selected to Present its IoT Trust Framework at RSA Conference 2017

Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017 - Bellevue, Wash. - The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) announced it has been selected to present its IoT Trust Framework® during a session at the RSA® Conference (RSAC) 2017. The Framework serves as product development and risk assessment guide for developers, purchasers and retailers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and is the work of OTA’s broad industry coalition and feedback from more than a hundred leading organizations.

OTA Announces Methodology for Ninth Annual Online Trust Audit

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Criteria updated to reflect new security standards, responsible privacy practices and globally accepted security and resiliency best practices

Consumer Data Breaches Level Off While Other Incidents Skyrocket

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

OTA documents 82,000 “cyber incidents” in 2016 negatively impacting organizations;
admits there could have been more than 250,000 when accounting for unreported incidents

OTA Calls IoT Cyberattacks “Shot Across the Bow”

Thu, Jan 5, 2017

Coalition Releases Connected Device Requirements

Global support for OTA's security and privacy framework, integrates efforts of DHS, FCC, FTC, the Department of Commerce, trade organizations and others

Las Vegas, Nev. (CES) –Today the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its updated IoT Trust Framework® at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

OTA Releases Trustworthy Advertising Vision, Calls for Coalition to Avoid Ad Industry Meltdown

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Seattle, WA –Today global non-profit, non-partisan think tank the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released the white paper entitled, “Vision for Trustworthy Advertising.” The white paper outlines foundational principles required for growth and innovation in digital advertising, addressing mounting consumer issues regarding the online advertising experience.

OTA Finds Retailers Honoring Email Unsubscribe Requests Faster than Ever

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Bellevue, Wash.  – Today global non-profit think tank the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 2016 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit report. Now in its third year, the Audit analyzes the newsletters and promotional emails for end-to-end user experience from signup through unsubscribe for the world’s largest 200 e-commerce websites as define

OTA Publishes Vision for the Future of Internet of Things

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

White paper lays out an ecosystem built on trust and innovation, where benefits to society and commerce are realized by prioritizing security, privacy & safety

Austin, TX and Chicago  –Today global non-profit think tank The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released the white paper entitled, "Internet of Things, a Vision for the Future." The white paper outlines the foundational principles r

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.