According to a new study, e-commerce and social media websites offer better security and privacy than government and banking websites. Universal Web Consulting is one company that helps businesses grow through these online marketing resources.
(Press Release Service) For many shoppers, the practice of purchasing through the Internet can always raise red flags. Especially with the heightened focus on identity theft in recent years, many are wary to provide addresses, names and credit card information through online retailers. However, a recent Wall Street Journal article indicates that such cautious consumers can find comfort in the fact that social media websites and e-commerce companies are rated with the highest security ratings. Universal Web Consulting is a company that has helped many small businesses establish an online presence through these utilities, but notes that such security concerns have always made retailers nervous about establishing trust among their customers.
According to the article, on June 6th, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its fourth annual Online Trust Honor Roll that recognizes a variety of industries and their adherence to adopting privacy and security measures through key website technologies. Following a list of ten best practices and using composite analysis the study found that thirty percent of leading e-commerce sites and fifty percent of social media sites qualified for the honor. Only twenty percent of FDIC sites qualified – these were the lowest scores in….
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