OTA Says Most Presidential Campaign Sites Lacking in Security

The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) said in an Oct 8 release that 70 percent of the presidential campaign websites it reviewed did not meet the group’s standards for privacy and security standards, “potentially exposing visitors to unnecessary risks.” Seven of the presidential campaign websites it did review – representing 30 percent of the total – made OTA’s “Honor Roll,” which the group said designate campaigns that “displayed a commitment to using best practices to safeguard visitor information.” Those seven were the websites of President Donald Trump, and Democratic candidates Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, and Marianne Williamson.

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