RDR in Slate’s Future Tense blog

The following story, written by Priya Kumar, originally appeared in Slate’s Future Tense blog. When Was the Last Time You Read a Privacy Policy? Tech companies know that everyone skips the fine print. It’s time for them to change approaches. At one point last fall, I had 16 tabs open on my Web browser, each […]

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RDR @ CPDP

Last week, Ranking Digital Rights participated in PrivacyCamp and the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels. Two issues dominated the discussions: government mass surveillance, especially in light of the Schrems Safe Harbor decision (PDF), and the new EU General Data Protection Regulation. Participants also discussed corporate practices and their impact on privacy. […]

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RDR Media Mentions

As we settle into the new year, RDR and its Index continue to make the news. Rebecca MacKinnon wrote an op-ed for CNN arguing that as technology companies face greater pressure to monitor and censor communication, we risk losing the ability to use such platforms for social justice, activism, and journalism. Priya Kumar wrote the […]

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RDR in the News

Since its release in early November, the Ranking Digital Rights inaugural Corporate Accountability Index has received worldwide media attention, demonstrating global interest in corporate respect for users’ rights. In coordination with the launch of the Index on November 3rd, The Guardian newspaper published two in-depth analyses of the Index data and its implications: World’s biggest […]

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How will people use the Index? Brainstorming at the IGF

YouTube video of 2015 IGF workshop Benchmarking ICT companies on digital rights

After a series of launch events in the U.S., the RDR Corporate Accountability Index took to the global stage earlier this month as members of the RDR team presented the Index’s results at the Internet Governance Forum, an opportunity to engage with civil society advocates, researchers, government officials and private sector representatives from around the […]

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