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Friday, April 1 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Ranking ICT companies on digital rights: A 'how to' guide

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A growing number of organizations are benchmarking ICT companies on various dimensions of digital rights, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (USA), Telecom Transparency Project (Canada), IXMaps (Canada), Fundación Karisma (Colombia), Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (Mexico), Hiperderecho (Peru), and Ranking Digital Rights (global). Additional groups have expressed interest in launching such projects but are not sure where to start. This hands-on session will help participants develop their project idea by discussing scope (which companies? which rights? which business practices?), business models (including potential funding sources), and the research process (what criteria? who should conduct the research? what workflows?).

Since launching the Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index in November 2015, RDR has consistently received feedback that ranking 16 companies is a good start, but it is not enough. We agree completely, and believe that for a variety of reasons (notably local expertise, legitimacy and outreach potential) it would be ideal for organizations focused on digital rights in a given country to take the lead on holding the companies operating in that country to account. At the same time we recognize that there is a steep learning curve to this work, and want to share our experience developing the Index and its criteria with colleagues around the world.

Speakers
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Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation
Ranking Digital Rights
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Katitza Rodriguez

International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's International Rights Director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF's International Program also focuses on cybersecurity at the intersection of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright enforcement.


Friday April 1, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
The Slate

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