Privacy / Industry Updates

Protect Your Privacy - Opt Out of Public DNS Data Collection

We've all seen the check boxes. They're hidden at the bottom of webpages. You can't ignore them, but sometimes you forget they are there. They offer to send you deals and coupons. Some even offer to connect you with their partners for similar benefits. Do you check the box? more»

Introducing Verisign Public DNS: A Free Recursive DNS Service That Respects Your Privacy

If you are one of the 55 percent of individuals who are anxious about openly handing over your private information, what can you do? The first step is to determine your digital footprint. more»

Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance's 2015 Honor Roll

Verisign is excited to announce that we made the Online Trust Alliance's (OTA) 2015 Honor Roll for showing a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection. This is the third consecutive year that Verisign has received this honor. more»

Afilias Supports the CrypTech Project - Ambitious Hardware Encryption Effort to Protect User Privacy

Global domain registry operator and Internet technology innovator Afilias has pledged funding support to the CrypTech Project. CrypTech is an industry effort to address the increasingly challenging Internet security environment, especially as it affects cryptographic algorithms in hardware. more»

New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Andrew G. West, a Research Scientist in Verisign Labs, along with collaborator and U.S. Naval Academy professor Adam J. Aviv examined nearly 900 million user-submitted URLs to gauge the prevalence and severity of privacy leaks. more»

Verisign Named to the OTA's 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with industry leaders to enhance online trust, completed comprehensive evaluations of more than 800 sites and mobile applications by analyzing companies' data protection, security and privacy practices, including over two-dozen criteria. more»

MarkMonitor Named a Top Trusted Website in OTA's 2013 Online Trust Honor Roll

MarkMonitor announced it is a recipient of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) 2013 Online Trust Honor Roll for demonstrating exceptional data protection, privacy and security in an effort to better protect its brand and customers from the increased threats of cybercriminals. more»

Neustar Names Becky Burr as its Chief Privacy Officer

As Neustar's Chief Privacy Officer, Ms. Burr will be responsible for ensuring that the company maintains state-of-the-art privacy practices that always protect customer and consumer information. more»

Hostway's New WhoisProtector Lite Protects Your Online Identity

Hostway has expanded its line of products to protect customers' private information with the release of WhoisProtector Lite. more»

Resignation of Public Interest Registry President and CEO Announcement

Viltz has been the organization's president and CEO since February 2003. Effective 1 January 2007, Eva Frölich, chair of the PIR board of directors, will serve as acting CEO until a replacement is named. more»