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Access Now sends digital rights demands to tech and telco firms

In April and June 2016, Access Now wrote to the heads of 16 technology and telecommunications firms 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 also invited the companies to respond.  Access Now's letters, the company responses and non-responses - and follow-up by Access Now are below.

Letters and responses / non-responses:

America Movil: letter - has not responded

AT&T: letter - response 

Axiata: letter - response

Bharti Airtel: letter - has not responded

Etisalat: letter - has not responded

Google: letter - response

Facebook: letter - response

Kakao: letter - response

Mail.Ru: letter - response

Microsoft: letter - response

MTN: letter - response

Orange: letter - response

Tencent: letter - has not responded

Twitter: letter - response

Vodafone: letter - response

Yahoo!: letter - response

Company Responses

Vodafone View Response
Axiata View Response
Mail.ru View Response
Orange View Response
Kakao Corp View Response
Bharti Airtel

No Response

Tencent

No Response

Etisalat

No Response

América Movil

No Response

Microsoft View Response
Yahoo! (part of Verizon) View Response
Google (part of Alphabet) View Response
Facebook View Response
Twitter View Response

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