SOURCE: Online Trust Alliance

Online Trust Alliance

August 02, 2011 10:39 ET

Online Trust Leadership Awards Open for Nominations

Deadline September 12 to Nominate Individuals, Companies and Non-Governmental Organizations Demonstrating Leadership to Increase Online Trust

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced the call for nominations for the Online Trust Leadership Awards to be presented at the 6th Annual Online Trust Forum, "Realizing the Promise of Trust," to be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, October 17-19.

WHEN: Nominations are due by Monday, September 12 midnight ET; Winners will be announced at the Forum on Wednesday, October 19.

WHERE: Nominations should be submitted online:; for more information contact OTA at

WHAT: The Online Trust Leadership Awards Program honors companies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals for their leadership and commitment to best practices, services and technologies to enhance online trust through security innovation, data protection, consumer choice and control of online activities. The Awards recognize excellence in the following categories:

  • Individuals
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
  • Companies
  • Emerging Companies (up to 2 years)

2010's winners included J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); Ari Schwartz, previously the VP and COO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, (CDT); Jim Fenton, Cisco Distinguished Engineer; and Larry Clinton, President and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance. Honored companies included: Afllias; DigiCert; eCert; Microsoft; Return Path; Secunia; Trusteer; UnsubCentral; and VeriSign (Symantec).

About the Online Trust Forum
The 2011 Online Trust Forum features the following keynote speakers: Byron Acohido, technology reporter, USA Today; Gregory Dale, chief operating officer, comScore; Andrew Goldberg, CEO, Publishers Clearing House; Leslie Harris, president and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology; Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent, CNET; Jessica Rich, deputy director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; and Michael Tchong, Founder, Ubercool.

The only conference dedicated to a comprehensive perspective of online trust, with the viewpoints of government, business, marketers, and consumers, the Online Trust Forum provides a unique platform for exploring solutions for protecting consumer trust and online confidence. The Forum will take place at the Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC, October 17-19. Registration is open to the public at, with early discounted registration closing August 12.

About The Online Trust Alliance
OTA's mission is to develop and advocate best practices, training and public policy which mitigate emerging privacy, identity and security threats to online services, brands, government, organizations and consumers. OTA's goal is to increase consumer protection, transparency and control of their data and online activities, thereby enhancing online trust and confidence and the long-term vitality and innovation of Internet based services. For more information about OTA please, visit: or call: 425-455-7400.

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