Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Hungarian government entrusts Russian company with user data, social media crackdowns in France and China, and new smartphone security concerns emerge

Corporate Accountability News Highlights (we are still experimenting with the name) is a new series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. Hungarian Government in Hot Water Over Data Privacy The Hungarian government’s recent national consultation about EU policies on immigration […]

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Groups adapt Corporate Accountability Index methodology for new research

Digital rights groups in India and Pakistan have adapted the Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index methodology to evaluate if and how telecommunications and internet companies in those countries disclose commitments to users’ freedom of expression and privacy. The Centre for Internet and Society, an internet research institute based in India, applied the 2017 Index […]

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Corporate Accountability News Roundup

The Corporate Accountability News Roundup is a new series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues  around the world. Twitter takes on Trump According to Twitter, the Trump administration last week withdrew its attempt to force the company to reveal the identity of one […]

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Ranking Digital Rights at RightsCon

Corporate transparency is essential to building public trust, according to Annette Fergusson, head of Vodafone Group’s Sustainable Business unit, who spoke on a panel for the European launch of the Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability Index at RightsCon in Brussels on March 29. The event featured Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) project director Rebecca MacKinnon, […]

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Ranking Digital Rights in the News

Since its release on March 23, the 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index has received attention from NGOs and media outlets around the world. According to Cynthia Wong of Human Rights Watch, the Index “provides users with a crucial assessment about company policies, and a roadmap for the basic standards firms must meet if […]

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