Ranking Digital Rights Partners with Consumer Reports to Set Standards for Privacy and Security

We are thrilled to announce Ranking Digital Rights’ participation in a new collaborative partnership with Consumer Reports and several other leading privacy, security, and human rights organizations to develop a digital standard to measure the privacy and security of products, apps, and services.

The goal is to help companies prioritize consumers’ data security and privacy needs, and to help consumers make informed choices. The first version of the standard was unveiled today at https://thedigitalstandard.org.

The digital standard draws from the Ranking Digital Rights research methodology along with other technical testing and research methodologies developed by Disconnect and the Cyber Independent Testing Lab with assistance from our friends at Aspiration.

As a part of today’s launch, the coalition behind the new digital standard is inviting broader input and collaboration from a range of stakeholders to help develop and improve the new protocol. Click here to review the proposed criteria for evaluating software, services, and devices and to find out how to contribute to the standard via GitHub.

We will be talking about the standard and how it was developed at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX on March 13th at 9:30am and look forward to many more discussions over the coming months.

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