Transparency talks: video conferencing and VoIP platforms must put your privacy first
Access Now calls on video conferencing platforms to release reports clarifying exactly how they protect personal user data and enforce policies related to freedom of expression.
Video conferencing platforms: An open call for transparency reporting
Access Now has invited video and voice call providers to share steps they are taking to safeguard our security and privacy at RightsCon, so we can include updates in our Transparency Reporting Index.
Freshly released GISWatch reports address surveillance
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos) released the 2014 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report covering the state of digital surveillance around the globe. Access wrote the GISWatch country report for the U.S., The Necessary and Proportionate Principles and the US government.
That’s ¢la$$ified: U.S. passes authorization for surveillance spending
The U.S. passed an intelligence budget authorization law on Monday, continuing the troubling practice of keeping the intelligence budget classified, while offering modest transparency reform and whistleblower protections.
Telefónica reports progress on privacy and free expression principles
On June 18, Telefónica published its 2013 Sustainability Report, to depict the company’s efforts to respect privacy, free expression, and other human rights, as well as social and environmental concerns, but fails to include many details.
FTC data broker report highlights lack of transparency, calls for legislative reform
The recent FTC report underscores the need for transparency and accountability from data brokers. Access advocates decisive legislation that gives users control of their own information and reigns in the practices of Big Data brokers.
European Parliament approves mandatory corporate social responsibility rules
On April 15th, the European Parliament required companies to disclose information on their environmental, labor, and human rights impacts, in addition to financial reports.