RDR’s 2015 Corporate Accountability Index featured by WikiRate

We are excited to announce that Ranking Digital Rights’ 2015 Corporate Accountability Index has been included on the WikiRate website, a collaborative research platform that features a variety of corporate social and environmental responsibility metrics. On WikiRate.org, visitors can view the Index findings in new ways as well as compare our findings with other corporate […]

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RDR launches 2017 Corporate Accountability Index research cycle

Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) is pleased to announce that research has begun for the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index, which ranks the world’s largest ICT companies’ public commitments to users’ freedom of expression and privacy rights. A team of 28 researchers based around the world are contributing to this year’s research. The 2017 Index research cycle […]

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What do we mean by mobile ecosystems?

People around the world increasingly access the Internet through handheld devices we call “smartphones.” These devices are of course much more than telephones: they are handheld computers, photo and video camera—the gateways to data stored in remote servers, GPS-enabled maps, tracking devices, and more. Companies that produce these devices are gatekeepers for countless types of […]

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Companies Respond to RDR’s 2015 Corporate Accountability Index

A majority of companies analyzed in Ranking Digital Rights’ 2015 Corporate Accountability Index have publicly responded to our findings, thanks to a campaign by digital rights group Access Now. As part of a public outreach effort launched this spring, Access Now sent letters to each of the 16 companies evaluated in the 2015 Index, asking them […]

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Draft Methodology for RDR’s 2017 Index: Now Seeking Feedback

Since the launch of our 2015 Corporate Accountability Index in November, our hard-working team has undertaken a thorough review of the Index methodology, research process, and results. We have also expanded the methodology to cover more types of companies, products and services. The result is a revised methodology for public comment and final stakeholder consultation. […]

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