RDR @ RightsCon

By Research Coordinator Allon Bar and Research Intern Hae-in Lim Members of the RDR team debuted our preliminary “methodology elements” at RightsCon, a conference hosted by Access on human rights in the tech sector from March 3 to 5 in San Francisco. RightsCon proved to be the ideal place to strengthen our engagement with advocates, companies, […]

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Phase 1 Methodology discussion draft

Thanks to case study research conducted by our research partners and coordinated by a hard working team, we have developed a “discussion draft” of potential methodology elements to be used in ranking 50 Internet and telecommunications companies on freedom of expression and privacy criteria. Right now we are proposing to ask 50 questions about these 50 […]

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RDR at Rightscon next week

Our friends at Access have organized an exciting conference called RightsCon, a three-day gathering in San Francisco next week “where human rights experts, investors, corporate leaders, engineers, activists, and government representatives from around the world work to advance solutions to human rights challenges by concentrating on the possibilities within the technology sector.” The Ranking Digital Rights team […]

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Progress report: From case studies to a draft methodology

In the five months since I last posted a public update, our research partners in the United States, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Egypt, China, and India have been hard at work conducting case study research on the Phase 1 Draft Criteria. We are all grateful to  human rights specialist and research coordinator Allon Bar, and […]

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September progress report

Much has happened since my last blog post of early July, announcing publication of our draft criteria and launch of case study research. Here is an overview: Funding: We are deeply grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for a substantial 2-year investment in our work for 2014 and 2015. While the grant does not cover all project costs, MacArthur’s […]

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