Trump executive orders targeting China-linked apps fail to protect privacy, harm human rights
Unilateral decrees by the Trump Administration banning transactions between U.S. persons and businesses and the firms running WeChat and TikTok would deprive millions of people of information and communication tools during a global pandemic, restrict human rights groups from reaching at-risk communities, and suppress free expression just before the U.S. election.
U.N. backs down on partnership with Tencent
Access Now and international partners are urging the United Nations to make partnerships like the one with Tencent transparent and undertake due diligence to assess the human rights impact and put necessary protections in place.
Stepping up to the challenge: which companies are responding on digital rights?
Only 10 of the 24 companies publicly responded to Access Now’s open letters asking for improvement in one key area based on each company’s evaluation results of the Ranking Digital Rights Index.
Access Now welcomes new Ranking Digital Rights Index
Ranking Digital Rights has released its 2017 Corporate Accountability Index, unveiling new indicators to encourage meaningful change — including tracking corporate response to internet shutdowns.