On June 14th, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) issued its 2016 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. A self-described “benchmark analysis of businesses’ commitment to security, privacy and consumer protection”, the audit was the eighth consecutive effort by the OTA. Results included approximately 1,000 websites across various industries in the private and public sector.
Points were awarded for domain, brand and consumer protection, site, server and infrastructure security and privacy, transparency and disclosures. The highest achieving sectors were consumer services, FDIC top 100 banks and top 100 Internet retailers, while the lowest achieving sector was news and media sites.
And the overall top sites were: (1) Twitter, (2) HealthCare.gov, (3) Pinterest, (4) the White House, (5) Dropbox, (6) FileYourTaxes, (7) LifeLock, (8) Instagram, (9) 1040.com; and (10) Gap Inc. Among the many audit findings were that only four percent of sites honored consumers’ “Do Not Track” browser settings and 26% of sites were vulnerable to basic bot attacks.
The full OTA 2016 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll is available
here. Contact us at Ossian Law regarding any information technology law question.
Upcoming Presentations and Workshops
“What’s New in Social Media Law?”
Wednesday, July 20th – 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Ossian Law P.C. 701 Woodward Heights, Ste. 117, Ferndale MI 48220
Our ever-evolving use of social media has legal consequences. From ownership and control of social media accounts, to treatment of facial recognition technology under biometric protection laws, to the new regulations on crowdfunding and more, Information Technology Attorney Kathy Ossian will address new laws and recent developments in Social Media Law. Complimentary admission includes continental breakfast. Space is limited — register here today!
“Contracts — A Focus on Security and Related Clauses”
Detroit SecureWorld, Wednesday, Sept. 14th — 8:30-9:15 AM
Ford Motor Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124
Security and privacy are major considerations when entering into technology agreements. Managing risks is key. IT Attorney Kathy Ossian will discuss security and related clauses in common technology agreements from both the tech provider and user perspectives. More information and registration available here.
“The Many Sides of Big Data”
Subscription Summit 2016, Wednesday, Sept. 21st — 8:00 – 9:00 AM
1442 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
How does the proliferation of data impact your business? Do your privacy policies reflect your actual data collection practices? How do your vendors use and share your customer or employee information? Can anonymized data be “re-identified”? These and other questions will be addressed by Information Technology Attorney Kathy Ossian in this informative session. Legal issues of Big Data will be explored from the data collector/aggregator, data subject and regulatory perspectives. More information and registration available here.
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