RDR @ re:publica

Link to YouTube video of re:publica 2015 - Allon Bar: Ranking tech companies on privacy and free expression standards

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 […]

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RightsCon Manila: Laying Groundwork and Building Partnerships

RDR's public session at RightsCon Manila. Photo: RIghtsCon

For the second year in a row, the Ranking Digital Rights team joined hundreds of advocates, technologists, government officials, and company representatives at RightsCon, a key annual gathering focused on Internet and human rights organized by our good friends at Access. This year’s conference was held in Manila, where we were thrilled to meet activists, […]

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Phase 1 Pilot Study Report: Results and Lessons Learned

From October 2014-January 2015 the RDR team and our partners at Sustainalytics conducted a pilot study to test our Phase 1 methodology on 12 Internet and telecommunications companies. We have now published the results of that study here. Company names are redacted because the methodology was experimental. Based on what we learned, we will spend the next several weeks revising and refining the indicators and […]

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RDR @ RightsCon Manila 2015

The RDR team is heading to Manila for next week’s RightsCon, an annual conference “bringing together civil society, engineers, activists, lawyers, companies, and governments on the subject of the internet and human rights.” The program is full of great sessions. If you are coming be sure to join our special session, “Ranking Digital Rights: Setting Clear Standards for Companies” […]

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Pilot Study Completed, New Documents Published

Research and analysis has now been completed on the Phase 1 Pilot Study conducted in partnership with Sustainalytics, a leading independent research firm with extensive experience assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of global companies. The purpose of the study was to test the latest iteration of our Phase 1 methodology on 12 companies. Based on what […]

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