Study: Healthcare Lacking in Data Protection

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By Zlati Meyer

The federal government is best at protecting consumer data and the healthcare sector is the worst, according to a new study by the not-for-profit Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.

Grading privacy protection

U.S. government—91% of audited U.S. federal government sites made the honor roll.
Consumer services (everything from social media to travel-booking websites to tax-prep services)—85%.
News and media—78%.
Banks—73%.
Internet retailers—65%.
Internet service providers, carriers, hosters and email providers—63%.
Healthcare—57%.

The 10th annual Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll analyzed more

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