The 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index evaluates 22 of the world’s most powerful telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies on their public commitments and disclosed policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. As a note: the 2017 ranking is based on a revised methodology made up of 35 indicators, making the scores from 2015 not easily comparable.
The 2015 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index evaluates 16 Internet and telecommunications companies using 31 indicators.
The Freedom of Expression category examines the extent to which companies disclose concrete commitments and efforts to respect users’ freedom of expression. Companies that perform well here demonstrate a strong public commitment to transparency, not only in terms of how they comply with laws and regulations or respond to government demands, but also how they determine, communicate, and enforce private rules and commercial practices that affect users’ freedom of expression.
For a list of indicators in the Freedom of Expression category and their results in 2017, see
For a list of indicators in the Freedom of Expression category and their results in 2015, see https://rankingdigitalrights.org/index2015/categories/freedom-of-expression
For most recent full results, methodology and background, see https://rankingdigitalrights.org/index2017