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The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
OTA is a 501c3 IRS approved non-profit orginzation with the mission to enhance online trust, while promoting innovation and the vitality of the internet. Founded in 2004, OTA’s goal is to help educate businesses, policy makers and stakeholders while developing and advancing best practices and tools to enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. https://otalliance.org
Momentum is growing with over 50 speakers representing thought leaders in interactive marketing, privacy, technology & public policy. In addition media and industry supporters now include Adweek and IT-ISAC. See Updated Agenda
Recent additions include:
· Byron Acohido, Technology Reporter, USA Today
· Genie Barton, VP, Council of Better Business Bureaus
· Tim Robinson, Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Director, Representative Bobby Rush (IL)
· Scott C. Algeier, Executive Director of IT-ISAC
· Ryan White, Product Marketing Manager, Symantec
· Jim Brock, CEO Privacy Choice
· Justin Weiss, Senior Director, International Privacy & Policy, Yahoo!
Competing on Privacy & Security – OTA Trust Forum 2011 Find out how USA TODAY, CNET, Intuit, VISA, AT&T, Publishers Clearing House, Council of Better Business Bureaus, CVS, eHarmony, Microsoft, Quepasa, Yahoo, Facebook, PayPal, Zynga and over 200 other companies are promoting privacy and security as competitive differentiators. The Forum will showcase best practices demonstrating innovative new solutions, meaningful self-regulation, and tools to enhance consumer choice and control. Combined I believe these are the keys to the long-term vitality of ad supported online services.
Over 50 thought leaders in privacy, public policy and forensics to speak at OTA Forum. Additions include:
Ron Plesco, President & CEO, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
A nationally renowned Information Security & Privacy Attorney with 15 years experience in Information Assurance/Privacy, Identity Management and Computer Crime Law, Ron is the CEO of the private sector and federally funded National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA). The NCFTA functions as a conduit between private industry and law enforcement with a core mission to identify, mitigate and neutralize cyber crime.
Ari Schwartz, Senior Adviser for Internet Policy, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Ari represents NIST on the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force, providing input on areas such as cybersecurity, privacy, and identity management.. Schwartz came to NIST after serving over 12 years as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Democracy and Technology. At CDT, Schwartz’s worked to improve privacy protections in the digital age and expand access to government information via the Internet. He has won both the 2006 RSA and the 2010 Online Trust Alliance awards for Excellence in Public Policy and was also named one of the most influential internet policy thought leaders in DC
New Keynote - Rick Boucher, past member of the U.S. House of Representatives will be providing a keynote focusing on the evolving privacy debate. During his Congressional tenure of 28 years, he chaired the subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. He was one the co-founders of the Congressional Internet Caucus, and was instrumental in drafting the initial legislation providing privacy rights for Internet users.
New Keynote / Plenary Speaker - Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be joining the plenary panel, "Realizing the Promise of Trust". Since joining the Commission, Brill has worked actively on issues most affecting today’s consumers, including protecting consumers’ privacy, encouraging appropriate advertising substantiation, guarding consumers from financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving high tech and health care.
An exciting addition is a Keynote on Wednesday morning by Former U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, sharing his insights from serving 28 years in the House of Representatives. He will then join an all-star panel including Congressional Staff. The “off-the record “panel will be moderated by Christopher Wolf of Hogan Lovells and includes Timothy Robinson, Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Director, Representative Bobby Rush (IL), Erin Ryan, Legislative Counsel Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA) and Alvaro Bedoya, Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee / Senator Franken (MN). Expect discussion on some of the breaking news and reports to be released next week (see below).