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70% of presidential campaigns fail to provide adequate online privacy and security protections

October 14, 2019

An alarming 70% of the campaign websites reviewed in the OTA 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign Audit failed to meet OTA’s privacy and security standards – potentially exposing visitors to unnecessary risks.

Only seven (30%) of the analyzed campaigns made the Honor Roll, a designation recognizing campaigns that displayed a commitment to using best practices to safeguard visitor information.

To qualify for the Honor Roll, campaigns must have an overall score of 80% or higher, with no failure in any of the three categories examined. There was no gray area in the Audit results – either campaigns made the Honor Roll, or they failed in at least one category.

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