Ranking Digital Rights

New America Foundation

The Ranking Digital Rights project produces a Corporate Accountability Index, a regular ranking of the world’s most powerful ICT sector companies on their policies and practices affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. In November 2015 we published the first public ranking of 16 major global Internet and telecommunications companies. Over the next two years we will expand the ranking and incorporate more types of companies, including software, devices, and networking equipment.

Project Goals

  • Encourage companies to develop, deliver and manage products and services in a manner consistent with international human rights norms;
  • Identify what specific legal and political factors prevent or hinder companies from respecting users’ and customers’ human rights;
  • Inform companies, individual users, civil society, academics, investors, governments, and the public about the relationship between the ICT sector and human rights.
  • Go international
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Foundations (public/private) Independent research institutes and think tanks