Harland-Clake-logoSan Antonio, Texas – August, 27, 2014 –The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently named Harland Clarke Digital to its first-ever Email Integrity Audit Scorecard. This audit, compiled through the evaluation of hundreds of brand websites, recognizes organizations following the recommended email authentication practices that help recipients identify legitimate email versus forged or spoofed messages. The 2014 Email Integrity Audit is a companion to the Online Trust Honor Roll, to which Harland Clarke Digital was named for the third consecutive year in June. The OTA is a non-profit organization that collaborates with industry leaders to enhance online trust and educate businesses on the importance of providing a safe and secure user experience.

“We want our clients, their customers and our internal stakeholders to know that we are committed to providing a safe and secure online experience,” said Mike Ferguson, vice president and general manager of Harland Clarke Digital. “We are pleased and honored to be named to both the Online Trust Honor Roll and to the Email Trust Scorecard. We support OTA’s efforts to promote best practices and self-regulation while enhancing online trust.”

“In light of the evolving threat landscape companies face, it is critical to take a holistic view of brand protection, security and privacy,” said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of OTA. “We need to move from a mindset where just meeting compliance laws will suffice, and strive towards becoming a steward of consumer data. We applaud the leadership of Harland Clarke Digital and encourage others to follow their lead.”

Started in 2005, the Online Trust Honor Roll recognizes leadership and commitment to best practices that aid in the protection of online trust and confidence in online services; enable businesses to enhance their security, data protection and privacy practices; move from compliance to stewardship, demonstrating support of meaningful self-regulation; and promote security and privacy as part of a company’s brand promise and value proposition.

The Online Trust Alliance Honor Rolls are compiled from comprehensive audits analyzing more than 800 domains and privacy policies, including: OTA members, Internet Retailer 500, FDIC 100 banks, social networking companies, government agencies and the top 50 news and media websites.

To learn more about Harland Clarke Digital, please visit www.hcdigital.com

Best practices, including OTA’s Online Trust Honor Roll and Email Integrity Audit, are posted at https://otalliance.org/best-practices/industry-best-practices

About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a member-based, non-profit representing the global internet ecosystem – including the public and private sectors. OTA’s mission is to develop and advocate best practices and public policy which mitigate emerging privacy and security threats while enhancing online trust, innovation and the vitality of the digital economy. OTA is committed to the protection of critical infrastructure, balanced legislation and data protection through the promotion of best practices, benchmark reporting, and self-regulation. For more information, visit: https://otalliance.org

About Harland Clarke Digital Harland Clarke Digital
(www.hcdigital.com) is a team of experienced marketing and technology professionals that works with hundreds of organizations to execute effective lifecycle marketing programs through email/mobile campaigns, research and survey services, content generation, strategic consulting, employee training services and more. It is the digital arm of Harland Clarke Corp., a leading provider of best-in-class integrated payment solutions, marketing services, retail products, high-value transactional print and electronic documentation, and security solutions. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which is comprised of companies focused on optimizing customer relationships through multiple channels. Its major business units−Harland Clarke, Scantron and Valassis−are recognized as leading providers of marketing services, transaction solutions, education services, and intelligent media delivery that create millions of customer touch points annually for their clients.