Study Finds Big Tech Lacks Transparency on Privacy and Online Speech
April 26, 2018 | Grantee Publications | Technology in the Public Interest
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Top companies fail to disclose key policies and practices affecting their users’ freedom of expression and privacy, according to the Ranking Digital Rights 2018 Corporate Accountability Index. The report, supported by MacArthur through a grant to the New America Foundation, benchmarks 22 companies whose products and services are collectively used by more than half of the world’s 4.2 billion internet users. It finds that Facebook discloses less about how it handles user data than most of its U.S. peers, and companies including Google, Twitter, Apple, Samsung, AT&T, Vodafone, Telefónica and Orange disclosed too little about how user information is shared for targeted advertising.

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