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Most companies don't usually pay attention to user rights, but the Ranking Digital Rights project wants to put the spotlight on the ones that do.

Via its first annual Corporate Accountability Index, the project set out to rank eight of the biggest online Internet services and eight of the most known telecommunications providers, based on over 31 indicators.

These range from freedom of expression to company commitment, and from user privacy to the presence of encryption.

The project's results confirm other previous reports. Just as before, big names like Google (accounting for Search, Gmail, YouTube), Yahoo (for Mail, Flickr, Tumblr), and Microsoft (with Bing, Outlook.com, Skype) ranked atop their category.

As for telecommunications providers, Vodafone ranked best, followed by AT&T and Orange.

The fact that the top 3 ranked Internet services release transparency reports on a regular basis helped them rank above their competition. These transparency reports come in handy to users as they let them know which governments are asking for personal details about users and how often, but also how many times the service abides their requests.

Despite the fact that 6 of the total 16 companies racked up scores of above 50%, 7 didn't even make it above 22%. 5 of these 7 were telecommunications providers, and all 7 that ranked with scores lower than 22% were headquartered outside of the US.



 

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