2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index West Coast Launch

May 23, 2019 1:00 pm

Lunch: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Stanford's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi), Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), and the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) for the West Coast debut of the 2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index. The RDR Index is the leading ranking of 24 of the world’s most powerful telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies on their commitments and policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy.

The 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.

What has or has not changed in the past year? How do the latest RDR Index findings relate to global regulatory debates about privacy, disinformation, and hate speech online? An overview of the 2019 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.


  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights | @rmack
  • Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Center for Internet and Society | @daphnehk
  • Chinmayi Arun, Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University Delhi / Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University | @chinmayiarun

Moderated by Kip Wainscott, Senior Advisor (Silicon Valley), National Democratic Institute | @kwainscott

Register for free at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-of-the-2019-ranking-digital-rights-corporate-accountability-index-tickets-60582974307

Oksenberg Conference Room, 3rd Floor
616 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA

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