WEBCAST TODAY: Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability Index launch @rmack #rankingrights
Today Thursday March 23 2017 att 9:30am EDT (13:30 GMT/UTC) Ranking Digital Rights will launch the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index: a ranking of 22 of the world’s most powerful telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies on their commitments and disclosed policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. The 2017 Index follows the inaugural 2015 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index which found widespread failure by companies to disclose key information about their policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy. Users were left largely in the dark about how and why their information is collected, used, and shared, as well as many of the circumstances under which content is blocked or removed. Speaking at the launch will be Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute; Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights; Melissa Brown, Partner, Daobridge Capital; Arvind Ganesan, Director, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch; Niels ten Oever, Head of Digital, Article 19. The launch will be webcast live via New America’s YouTube Channel.