NAI is an association of advertising networks, data exchanges, and marketing analytics services providers engaged in "online profiling". NAI sets forth self-regulatory principles for online advertisers to protect consumers' privacy while engaging in online advertising.
GBDe is a worldwide, CEO-led, business initiative, established in January 1999 to assist the development of a global policy framework for the emerging online economy. GBDe supports, in cooperation with consumer groups, the development of an international system of online business-to-consumer ADR. It has developed personal data protection guidelines and is currently involved in fostering the growth of a global network of trustmark service providers.
The Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Assurance Services Development Board (ASDB) of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) have issued an exposure draft of a proposed Privacy Framework. The proposed Framework provides criteria and related material for protecting the privacy of personal information and can be used by certified public accountants (CPAs) in the United States and chartered accountants (CAs) in Canada, both in industry and in public practice, to guide and assist the organizations they serve in implementing privacy programs.
Electronic commerce is a central element in the OECD's vision of the potential that the networked world holds for sustainable economic growth, more and better jobs, expanding world trade, and improved social conditions.
This tool has been developed to help marketers create policies that are consistent with The DMA's Privacy Principles for Online Marketing.
The WebTrust program is a set of e-commerce standards comprised of prevailing best practices and requirements from around the world; an independent verification that a site meets the standards; and a web trust seal.
SquareTrade is the largest independent warranty provider. SquareTrade's mission is to build trust in transactions and to create a better online trading experience. Through its online merchant verification and dispute resolution services, SquareTrade aims to help buyers identify trustworthy sellers they can buy from safely, as well as help good sellers show buyers that they can be trusted.
ESRB Privacy Online addresses consumers' concerns regarding privacy by requiring Web publishers to develop and implement privacy policies and practices for their websites.
In addition to the "seal" programs listed above, the following organizations provide third-party dispute resolution services for their members/clients to facilitate the resolution of privacy complaints brought by EU and/or Swiss citizens, which concern the Safe Harbor-commitments of the members/clients:
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) BBB EU Safe Harbor Program
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) ICDR/AAA Safe Harbor Program
Those businesses wishing to use the ICDR/AAA Safe Harbor Program (i.e., for purposes of participation in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce) must complete the relevant AAA registration process and otherwise meet the requirements set forth by the AAA with regard to this specific dispute resolution program.
Those businesses wishing to use the JAMS Safe Harbor Program (i.e., for purposes of participation in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce) must complete the relevant JAMS registration process and otherwise meet the requirements set forth by the JAMS with regard to this specific dispute resolution program.
Provides public information on privacy compliance initiatives and safeguards.
ISP organization that educates parents on tools and measures to protect their children's privacy and security online.
The CDT is a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free. As a civil liberties group with expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to enhance free expression and privacy in communications technologies by finding practical and innovative solutions to public policy challenges while protecting civil liberties.
Econsumer.gov was created in response to the challenges of multinational Internet fraud and aims to enhance consumer protection and consumer confidence in e-commerce by allowing consumers to lodge cross-border complaints, and to try to resolve their complaints through means other than formal legal action.
Links to websites outside the U.S. Federal Government, or the use of trade, firm or corporation names with the International Trade Administration websites, are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Commerce Department of any private sector website, product or service.