Ranking Digital Rights

New America Foundaton

Date Awarded
06/23/14
Amount
$300,000
Grant Period
06/23/14 to 06/22/15
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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  • Washington, DC

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To develop a system for benchmarking and ranking the world’s most powerful tech companies on how well they protect the free expression and privacy of users.

While private companies have the potential to exert a growing amount of control over the public’s use of the Internet, little is known about how that control is exercised or how companies’ practices compare. To bring this issue to light, the Ranking Digital Rights project at the New America Foundation is developing a system for benchmarking and ranking the world’s most powerful tech companies on how well they protect the free expression and privacy of users. The ranking and its underlying data will help journalists and investors encourage companies to improve their practices.

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Rebecca Mackinnon

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