We place enormous trust in Internet and telecommunications companies with insufficient information in exchange about their privacy policies and practices.
Their 2017 conclusions were damning: Most of the world’s internet users lack the information they need to make informed choices. None of us know enough about how our information is collected, shared, retained, and perhaps reused – and commitments to governance and free speech are likewise inadequate.
Being able to hold the companies we depend on for Internet access and services accountable, requires us to define, compare and demand their respect for our digital rights. None of the 22 companies listed in the 2017 Index scored above 65% on measures of disclosure about customer rights to privacy.
How companies compare on disclosures of privacy policies and practices (Internet and mobile companies)
How companies compare on disclosures of privacy policies and practices (Telecomunications companies)
Data source: Corporate Accountability Index, Ranking Digital Rights, 2017