2015 Corporate Accountability Index

On November 3rd 2015, the Ranking Digital Rights project will launch the first annual Corporate Accountability Index. (Click here for more details on how to join us in person or online!) The index will rank 16 of the world’s largest Internet and telecommunications companies according to 31 indicators focused on corporate disclosure of commitments, policies and practices that […]

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Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant

Last month I received an e-mail out of the blue from the Shuttleworth Foundation, informing me that one of their fellows had nominated me for a “flash grant” of $5000. The only string attached is to “tell us and the world what you have done with the money.” I have applied this flash grant to support […]

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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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