TRUSTe Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Company Selected as Technology Innovator in Online Privacy for 2009

San Francisco, Calif. – July 16, 2009 - TRUSTe today announced that it has been named to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. TRUSTe was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

“TRUSTe has been at the forefront of protecting consumer privacy for over a decade, and in the past year, we’ve evolved from a non-profit to a for-profit in order to invest in new privacy solutions, incorporate the underserved small business market, and fully address the need for privacy and trust,” said Fran Maier, TRUSTe CEO. “Being named to the AlwaysOn Global 250 is further testament to TRUSTe’s commitment to advancing the practices of protecting consumer privacy, and we’re honored to be recognized for our innovative offerings in an online environment that has become a landmine of uncertainty for consumers due to evolution of the social Web.”

TRUSTe and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 Winners winners will be recognized at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, taking place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on July 28-30. This two-and-a-half day executive conference is co-presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program will highlighting the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries.

“It’s no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies on this year’s list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year’s award and wish them all tremendous success in the future.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/32719

About TRUSTe
TRUSTe is the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company and powers trust in the data economy by enabling businesses to safely collect and use customer data across web, mobile, cloud and advertising channels. Our cloud-based Data Privacy Management Platform delivers innovative technology products, including website monitoring and advertising compliance controls – along with privacy assessments and certifications. More than 5,000 companies worldwide, including Apple, Disney, eBay, Forbes, LinkedIn and Oracle rely on our DPM platform and globally recognized Certified Privacy Seal to protect/enhance their brand, drive user engagement and minimise compliance risk. For more information, please http://www.truste.com.

About AlwaysOn
ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.