Resource Library

Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2021

The roadmap for our work ahead – let’s join together to support our vision that the Internet is for everyone.

Impact Report 2020

Some of our important work in 2020, highlighting how our community has worked together to to build, promote and defend the Internet.

Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria
This study quantifies for the first time how IXPs enable Kenya and Nigeria to save millions in telecommunications costs and raise additional revenues in these countries while simultaneously speeding local data exchange, ...
Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 1 Impact Assessment Report
  • Developed a model wireless community network that is replicated in the future phases of the W4C programme.
  • Enabled communities' access to the Internet through the Chanderi Weavers Information Resource ...
Wireless for Communities in India: Phase 1 Impact Study Analysis
  • Developed a model wireless community network that is replicated in the future phases of the W4C programme.
  • Enabled communities' access to the Internet through the Chanderi Weavers Information Resource ...

Archives

Best Practices

OTA provides best practices, resources, and guidance to help enhance online safety, data security, privacy, and brand protection. To maintain ...

Email Security Committee

The committee works to promote adoption of email security, sending and authentication best practices for all classes of email senders and receivers including ...

2015 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll – Leadership Quotes

2015 Leading Web Merchants and Consumer Facing Brands - Honor Roll Recipients

"We're honored to be selected again to the OTA Honor Roll ...

2015 Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll

The 2015 Online Trust Audit includes a composite analysis focusing on three major categories; a company’s data protection, security and privacy practices, including over two-dozen criteria.  The 2016 Presidential Candidates and IRS eFile ...

2017 Online Trust Audit “Top of Class”

Top 50 Scoring Consumer-Facing Sites

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DNSSEC

The Domain Name System (DNS), the Internet’s addressing system, is the most critical component of the Internet infrastructure. As with the majority of internet services, the DNS was not securely ...

2017 Trust Audit Industry Support

"We applaud OTA for creating the Trust Audit guidelines to hold companies accountable to trustworthy privacy and security standards, and to that end we're especially proud to be a 3-time ...

Industry Leaders Embrace 2014 Honor Roll

Industry Leaders Embrace Data Stewardship 
& Named to 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll

Internet Retailer Top 10

Industry Leadership

Virtual Press Room


Quotes from Top Internet Retailers

"Data security ...

2014 Honor Roll Charts and Tables

This page shows the Charts and Tables created from 2014 Online Trust and Honor Roll Audit data. Charts are rounded to remove decimals and tables are rounded to one decimal point.

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2014 Email Integrity Audit Charts and Tables

This page shows the Charts and Tables created from the 2014 Email Integrity Audit data. Charts are rounded to remove decimals and tables are rounded to one decimal point. Click on the ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.