Ranking Digital Rights 2018 Corporate Accountability Index Launch


Join us for the launch of the Ranking Digital Rights 2018 Corporate Accountability Index: 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. Last year's 2017 Corporate Accountability Index, which evaluated the same companies on the same questions, found that companies leave users largely in the dark about many important policies and practices affecting users’ rights.

What has or has not changed in the past year? How do the latest Index findings relate to global controversies and debates about disinformation and hate speech online? An overview of the 2018 Index results will be followed by a discussion of what concrete things we can do as activists, scholars, consumers, investors, journalists, and citizens to ensure that technology is designed and governed in a way that is compatible with democracy and human rights. 


Rebecca MacKinnon@rmack 
Director, Ranking Digital Rights 


Ellery Biddle@ellerybiddle 
Director, Global Voices Advocacy 

Anil Dash@anildash 
CEO, Fog Creek Software 


Emily Bell@emilybell 
Founding Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism 

Other participants to be confirmed. 

This launch event will be webcast live, courtesy of the Internet Society. 
For more information about Ranking Digital Rights please visit: rankingdigitalrights.org 

This launch event precedes the conference on Justice for Free Expression, organized by Columbia Global Freedom of Expression. For more information please visit: globalfreedomofexpression.columbia.edu

Directions to the Italian Academy: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/contact