2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index – U.S. Launch


Join us for the U.S. launch of the 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Corporate Accountability Index: ranking 24 of the world’s most powerful telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies on their commitments and policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. Last year's 2018 RDR Index highlighted notable progress since the first RDR Index in 2015, but found that companies still leave users in the dark about many important policies and practices affecting users’ rights.

How much progress have major companies made in the past year in respecting users' freedom of expression and privacy? How can the RDR Index findings inform global regulatory debates about privacy, disinformation, and hate speech online? An overview of the 2019 RDR Index results will be followed by a discussion of what needs to be done to ensure that technology is designed and governed in a way that is compatible with democracy and human rights.

Follow the conversation online using #rankingrights and following @rankingrights. The event will be webcast live from this page.


Cecilia Muñoz
Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America

Rebecca MacKinnon, @rmack
Director, Ranking Digital Rights

Ivan Sigal, @ivonotes
Executive Director, Global Voices

Dhanaraj Thakur, @thakurdhanaraj
Research Director, World Wide Web Foundation

Amie Stepanovich, @astepanovich
U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Jason Pielemeier, @pielemeier
Policy Director, Global Network Initiative

This launch event will be webcast live. For more information about Ranking Digital Rights please visit: rankingdigitalrights.org