Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Tech companies join forces for “Day of Action” on Net Neutrality, EFF report shows tech companies can improve on user privacy, and Indian telco Reliance Jio responds to recent data breach reports

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. U.S. tech companies and NGOs rally against net neutrality rollback Technology companies, NGOs, and websites rallied this week in an “internet-wide day of action to save […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Chinese netizens anticipate VPN crackdown, Google receives historic antitrust fine from EU, and new documents released from investigation in Philando Castile’s death

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. Chinese internet users anticipate VPN crackdown Global Voices reports that a crackdown on Virtual Private Network (VPN) use in China may be just around the corner. […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: EU Parliament committee endorses end-to-end encryption, companies are behind in preparing for new EU data rules, and U.S. net neutrality debate resurfaces

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. EU Parliament committee endorses end-to-end encryption A European Parliament committee is proposing that end-to-end encryption be mandatory for all electronic communications. The proposal calls for  amending the […]

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UN expert says companies must do more to advance freedom of expression online

Many of the most serious threats to human rights online—like censorship, surveillance, and network shutdowns—are driven by governments, but are often carried out by companies. It is well-established that states have an obligation to protect human rights, but what responsibilities do companies have? On June 12, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Russia moves forward with banning anonymous use of messaging apps, Australian government sets its sights on encryption, and research finds majority of apps share user data with third parties

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. Russian legislature considering banning anonymous use of messaging apps Russian lawmakers are discussing a bill that would ban anonymity on certain messaging apps. If passed, the […]

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