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.
Apple: letter ; no response
Axiata: letter ; no response
Baidu: letter ; no response
Bharti Airtel: letter ; no response
Etisalat: letter ; no response
Google: letter ; no response
Ooredoo: letter ; no response
Tencent: letter ; no response
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