Compliance Management, Privacy

Presidential candidate’s websites receive an “F” on privacy issues

The Online Trust Allance's (OTA) Presidential Candidate Online Trust Audit gave 17 of 24 presidential candidate websites a failing grade when it comes to respecting Americans' privacy.

The OTA said their privacy concerns ranged from finding a site having little to no privacy policy disclosures available or because the site reserved the right to share or sell their donor's and visitor's personal identifiable information, to include addresses, phone numbers and even passport numbers to a third party, the report stated.

2016 Presidential Candidates

Honor Roll

Failing Grades

Jeb Bush (R)

Ben Carson (R)

Lincoln Chafee (D)

Hillary Clinton (D)

Chris Christie (R)

Ted Cruz (R)

Martin O'Malley (D)

Carly Fiorina (R)

Rick Santorum (R)

Jim Gilmore (R)

Scott Walker (R)

Lindsey Graham (R)

Mike Huckabee (R)

Bobby Jindal (R)

John Kasich (R)

Lawrence Lessig (D)

George Pataki (R)

Rand Paul (R)

Marco Rubio (R)

Bernie Sanders (D)

Jill Stein (G)

Donald Trump (R)

Jim Webb (D)

Not all of the report's findings were negative. The OTA found server security excellent and that most of the sites used Always-On SSL encryption. Additionally, the candidates scored well for securing email.

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