Last week Ranking Digital Rights’ Allon Bar gave a presentation at re:publica, Europe’s largest conference on Internet and society. This year, 7,000 attendees gathered from around the world in Berlin to discuss Internet issues across such tracks as politics and society, business and innovation, media, and culture.
Allon led a session on how we plan to rank tech companies on privacy and free expression standards. He explained how Ranking Digital Rights sheds light on how company policies and practices affect these key human rights. Allon reviewed RDR’s pilot study, highlighted the free expression and privacy concerns that RDR’s indicators address, and described how this year’s public ranking will serve as an important tool for companies, civil society, investors, users, and policymakers.
Some of the additional sessions at re:publica focused on how companies gather data, what privacy means in the big data and development context, and the need to reform intelligence oversight.
See the video of Allon’s presentation and the subsequent Q&A below.