Ranking Digital Rights 2018 Corporate Accountability Index: Europa-Launch

Ranking Digital Rights bewertet die weltweit mächtigsten Internet- und Telekom-Unternehmen aufgrund ihrer Selbstverpflichtungen und offengelegten Richtlinien zu Freiheit der Meinungsäußerung und Privatsphäre ihrer Nutzer und veröffentlicht regelmäßig darauf basierende Bestenlisten. Besuchen Sie uns am 2. Mai 2018 um 19 Uhr im HIIG für die Veröffentlichung des europäischen Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index 2018. Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.

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About the Event

In our daily communications and activities, we rely on products, platforms, and services which are controlled by large corporations that have an enormous impact on our privacy and freedom of expression rights. On 2 May 2018, Ranking Digital Rights will hold the European launch of the 2018 Corporate Accountability Index, evaluating 22 of the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on their disclosed commitments and policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy, and examining the extent to which they are respecting these rights.

2018 Corporate Accountability Index: European Launch
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 | HIIG | Französische Straße 9 | 10117 Berlin

The 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 their 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? Particularly in light of policy developments such as the NetzDG and the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement date, it’s an especially critical moment to consider the current status of ICT companies’ respect for privacy and freedom of expression rights, and how companies can improve.


Ranking Digital Rights Director Rebecca MacKinnon will present key findings and highlights from the 2018 Index.


A panel discussion is followed about what 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 respects human rights.


2. Mai 2018 | 19:00 – 20:30 ical | gcal



Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Lisa Gutermuth

Assoziierte Forscherin: Entwicklung der digitalen Gesellschaft

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