World’s biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights

World’s biggest tech companies get failing grade on data-privacy rights
By Sam Thielman

Firms such as Google and Facebook didn’t offer users basic disclosures about privacy and censorship. ‘The best-scoring company got a D,’ says thinktank

The world’s top tech companies are failing when it comes to privacy and freedom of expression, according to the most comprehensive assessment to date of their user agreement policies.

Related: How a digital rights project ranks tech firms and attempts to fix global failure

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Tech firms including US giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, Europe’s top mobile companies Vodafone and Orange, China’s Tencent, and South Korea’s Daum Kakao (which makes the 140 million-user-strong KakaoTalk) were among the public companies surveyed in an ongoing project called Ranking Digital Rights.

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November 3, 2015 at 05:01AM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1SksNJu

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