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Access Now urges action by 22 internet, mobile & telco cos., based on 2018 Corporate Accountability Index

Author: Access Now, Published on: 15 October 2018

In September 2018, Access Now wrote to the heads of 22  internet, mobile and telecommunications companies, outlining specific steps they can take to improve their disclosures about the policy and practices they use to safeguard digital rights. 

The letters drew on the companies' positions within the Ranking Digital Rights "Corporate Accountability Index".  Access Now tailored its recommendations for each company, asking them to ensure they encrypt wherever possible, report wherever meaningful, and provide remedy whenever necessary.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is publishing Access Now's letters, the company responses and non-responses - and follow-up by Access Now - below. 

Letters:

America Movil:  letter ; response

Apple: letter ; no response

AT&T: letter ; response

Axiata: letter response

Baidu: letter ; no response

Bharti Airtel: letter ; no response

Etisalat: letter ; no response

Google: letter ; no response

Facebook: letter ; response

Kakao: letter ; response

Mail.Ru: letter ; response

Microsoft: letter ; response

MTN: letter ; response

Oath: letter ; response

Ooredoo: letter ; no response

Orange: letter ; response

Samsung: letter ; response

Telefonica: letter ; response

Tencent: letter ; no response

Twitter: letter ; response

Vodafone: letter ; response

Yandex: letter ; response

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Related companies: América Movil Apple AT&T Axiata Baidu Bharti Airtel Etisalat Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Kakao Corp Mail.ru Microsoft MTN Oath Inc (formerly Yahoo! & AOL (part of Verizon)) Ooredoo Orange Samsung Telefónica Tencent Twitter Vodafone Yandex