Transparency

Transparency

Transparency reporting is one of the strongest ways for technology companies to disclose threats to user privacy and free expression. Such reports help users understand a company’s policies and safeguards against government abuses. Disclosures illuminate the scope and scale of online surveillance, internet shutdowns, content removal, and a host of other practices impacting our fundamental rights. Investors also look to these reports to ensure that companies are upholding their duty to respect human rights.

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Transparency Reporting Index

Notably, we see stagnation in transparency reporting as the growth rate of companies publishing transparency reports has been decreasing persistently since 2013. As all companies become technology-based with possession of massive personal data, all should release transparency reports.

Latest Updates

YouTube approves disinformation ads in India ahead of general election
Transparency
Transparency

How a shadowy Meta, YouTube black market clouds India election integrity

3 Jun 2024
News
How a shadowy Meta, YouTube black market clouds India election integrity
Al Jazeera ↗
3 Jun 2024
How a shadowy Meta, YouTube black market clouds India election integrity
Digital Identity Systems
Digital Identity Systems

ICE, CBP sued for details on migrant data sharing agreements

29 May 2024
News
ICE, CBP sued for details on migrant data sharing agreements
Biometric Update ↗
29 May 2024
ICE, CBP sued for details on migrant data sharing agreements
Transparency
Transparency

CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics

27 May 2024
News
CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
The Record ↗
27 May 2024
CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
Corporate transparency Social card
Transparency
Transparency

Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation

21 May 2024

Ahead of the Meta AGM, Meta’s shareholders are pushing the company for increased transparency on content moderation.

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Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
21 May 2024
Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
How to stay safe online in the context of conflict in Gaza
Data Protection
Data Protection

I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele

17 May 2024
News
I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
Pressenza ↗
17 May 2024
I dati sensibili dei cittadini europei verranno trasferiti in Israele
Musk
Transparency
Transparency

Conspiracy theorists have turned from COVID to climate. How will it impact the EU elections?

30 Apr 2024
News
Conspiracy theorists have turned from COVID to climate. How will it impact the EU elections?
Euronews ↗
30 Apr 2024
Conspiracy theorists have turned from COVID to climate. How will it impact the EU elections?
YouTube approves disinformation ads in India ahead of general election
Content Governance
Content Governance

लोकसभा चुनाव से पहले यूट्यूब भ्रमित करने वाले विज्ञापनों को जगह दे रहा है: रिपोर्ट

17 Apr 2024
News
लोकसभा चुनाव से पहले यूट्यूब भ्रमित करने वाले विज्ञापनों को जगह दे रहा है: रिपोर्ट
The Wire ↗
17 Apr 2024
लोकसभा चुनाव से पहले यूट्यूब भ्रमित करने वाले विज्ञापनों को जगह दे रहा है: रिपोर्ट
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube

16 Apr 2024
News
Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube
Medianama ↗
16 Apr 2024
Blocked, demonetised, and censored: what some news channels in India are facing on YouTube
smart borders
Surveillance
Surveillance

“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis

13 Mar 2024
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“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
13 Mar 2024
“Smart borders” and the making of a humanitarian crisis
Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill
Transparency
Transparency

Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 

15 Feb 2024

The EU recently approved new rules intended to make political advertising more transparent. But will they deliver in time for June’s European elections?

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Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
15 Feb 2024
Why the EU’s new political advertising rules won’t protect the next European elections 
Digital Competition Bill 2024
Data Protection
Data Protection

India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights 

18 Dec 2023

India’s Telecommunications Bill, 2023 threatens open, secure, and unhindered internet access.

Press Release
India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights 
18 Dec 2023
India’s rushed telco bill must be amended to protect human rights 
digital ceasefire gaza
Transparency
Transparency

Israel-Palestine war: How an Israeli Telegram channel is used to incite violence against Palestinians

14 Dec 2023
News
Israel-Palestine war: How an Israeli Telegram channel is used to incite violence against Palestinians
Middle East Eye ↗
14 Dec 2023
Israel-Palestine war: How an Israeli Telegram channel is used to incite violence against Palestinians
digital ceasefire gaza
Transparency
Transparency

Israel-Hamas conflict sparks Meta Oversight Board’s first emergency case

7 Dec 2023
News
Israel-Hamas conflict sparks Meta Oversight Board’s first emergency case
WIRED ↗
7 Dec 2023
Israel-Hamas conflict sparks Meta Oversight Board’s first emergency case
Focused View
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban

16 Nov 2023

Nepal must reverse its ban on TikTok and publish recent directives for social media platforms.

Press Release
Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban
16 Nov 2023
Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban
spyware
Surveillance
Surveillance

Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 

31 Oct 2023

India must implement a ban on the use of rights-abusing commercial spyware and make a commitment to reform the country’s surveillance laws.

Press Release
Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 
31 Oct 2023
Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 
Togolaises élections
Protest and Online Organizing
Protest and Online Organizing

Adiós a la opacidad: la Corte Constitucional de Colombia resolvió la sentencia sobre interrupciones a los servicios de internet

24 Oct 2023
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Adiós a la opacidad: la Corte Constitucional de Colombia resolvió la sentencia sobre interrupciones a los servicios de internet
24 Oct 2023
Adiós a la opacidad: la Corte Constitucional de Colombia resolvió la sentencia sobre interrupciones a los servicios de internet