Pitney Bowes Joins Online Trust Alliance as Appointee to Steering Committee
Company Demonstrates Continued Leadership and Commitment to Security Best Practices and Consumer Protection
STAMFORD, Conn., February 22, 2012 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced its membership to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) in support of the Company's dedication to enhancing online trust and securing the vitality and innovation of the internet. Pitney Bowes has joined the steering committee of the OTA which develops and provides best practices in the areas of online data privacy and security.
Formed in 2007, OTA is a trusted global leading organization in data privacy and security which represents the broad internet ecosystem and supports user choice and control. Other fundamental components of OTA include protection and critical infrastructure, privacy and data governance, promoting and marketing best practices, balanced legislation, benchmark reporting and self-governance.
“Pitney Bowes' heritage of innovation and leadership in encryption and security dates to the postage meter in 1920", stated Chuck Cordray, president of Volly, Pitney Bowes. "Our support of OTA underscores a key pillar of our company’s more than ninety-year legacy: continued commitment to data privacy and security. Our joining OTA will help us to continue to align our consumer brand security and privacy strategies to help position and support the Volly™ secure digital delivery service."
As a member of the OTA steering committee, Pitney Bowes will collaborate with other thought leaders across multiple businesses, industries, law enforcement, and government agencies --including Microsoft, PayPal, Symantec, VeriSign and others -- to establish the framework and guidelines to increase consumer protection, and help ensure consumer confidence and online trust. This collective union will seek to protect online commerce and promote innovation through collaboration. The steering committee provides an increased responsiveness and agility to emerging market trends, threats, issues which risk undermining the security and privacy of the internet through communication with other leading global organizations.
"We are pleased to welcome a trusted brand such as Pitney Bowes to the OTA," said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president, OTA. "The expansion of the committee members represents businesses across both the public and non-public sector that will focus their efforts on providing a holistic view of online interactions and counter those findings with world-class best practices to support online interaction and commerce."
About The Online Trust Alliance
OTA’s mission is to develop and advocate best practices, public policy and self-regulation to mitigate emerging privacy, identity and security threats to online services, brands, government, organizations and consumers. By enhancing online trust and confidence, we can realize the potential of the internet; promote innovation and the vitality of commerce. More information can be found at: https://www.otalliance.org/.
About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company and employs 29,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com