Our rights deserve to be honored and protected in digital spaces. As more and more of our work, social, and civil lives are conducted onlines, this need only grows more pressing.
Ranking Digital Rights is a project of the Open Technology Institute, an established non-profit. They use a transparent methodology including detail explanations of their decision-making process.
According to the Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) website, the Corporate Accountability Index evaluates company performance across 35 metrics falling into three categories: governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. They receive a cumulative score of their performance across all index categories. You can visit their website to learn more about their methodology.
RDR provides ratings as percentages between 0 and 100. In the absence of further guidance, we have chosen to translate these percentages into prototypical American letter grades (90-100 is an A, 80-9 is a B, etc). As and Bs (80-100) are considered green values, Cs and Ds are considered yellow values (60-100) and anything lower is considered red values.