0
General

Telenor comes fourth among telecoms operators in Ranking Digital Rights accountability index

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 14:08 CET | News

Telenor said that it has been added to the Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Corporate Accountability Index for the first time. The index is published every two years and Telenor ranked fourth out of a dozen evaluated telecommunications operators, scoring 45 points.

RDR said Microsoft unseated Google at the top of the index for internet and mobile ecosystem companies. Microsoft scored 62 points and Google 61. Telefonica outpaced Vodafone among telecommunications companies, scoring 57 points to Vodafone’s 62.

Anita Househam, director of Telenor Group Sustainability, welcomed the opportunity to learn. Telenor also welcomes the two-year review process that RDR has initiated to ensure that its methodology is upgraded, strengthened and expanded.

For the telecommunications companies, RDR looked at global group level policies for relevant indicators plus the home operating subsidiary’s prepaid and post-paid mobile services, and fixed-line broadband. The RDR suggests to Telenor that improvements can be made to policy transparency and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy in key areas.

Anita Househam, director of Telenor Group Sustainability, welcomed the opportunity to learn. Telenor also welcomes the two-year review process that RDR has initiated to ensure that its methodology is upgraded, strengthened and expanded.

The 2019 RDR Corporate Accountability Index examined 24 of the world’s largest internet, mobile and telecommunications companies in terms of their commitments and policies affecting freedom of expression and privacy.  The companies evaluated collectively provide products and services used by more than half of the world’s 4.3 billion internet users.

The RDR Index Methodology sets minimum standards for what companies should disclose about their rules and processes for enforcing them, data privacy and security policies and practices, and how they handle government demands to remove or block content, to shut down internet services, or to access user information and communications.



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General / Internet
Companies: Google / Microsoft / Telefonica / Telenor / Vodafone
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Telenor and trade union host meeting on ethical use of AI in the workplace

Published 13 May 2019 12:39 CET | Norway
Telenor Group said it was involved in drawing up a declaration on responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the ...

MTN Group explains reasons for setting up international advisory board

Published 10 May 2019 10:43 CET | Africa
MTN Group has explained its recent decision to set up an International Advisory Board (IAB). It said the construct of an IAB is ...

Telefonica Deutschland sets ethical principles for use of AI

Published 13 Feb 2019 16:33 CET | Germany
The principles include a fair and accessible use of digital technologies; AI intended as a tool that benefits society; promoting ...

Singtel tops Singapore Governance and Transparency Index 2018

Published 07 Aug 2018 13:23 CET | Singapore
Singapore operator Singtel has announced it has been named the most well-governed and transparent company for the fourth ...

Telenor Bulgaria introduces anti-corruption website for businesses

Published 02 Mar 2018 09:22 CET | Bulgaria
Telenor Bulgaria introduced a website which was built to help small and medium-sized businesses fight corruption. The website was ...

TeliaSonera comes 4th in Transparency International study

Published 26 Nov 2015 11:38 CET | World
TeliaSonera said it has been placed fourth in the overall ranking in Transparency International Hungary's report 'Transparency in ...

EU, US discuss multistakeholder model of internet governance

Published 16 May 2011 07:41 CET | Europe
European Commission vice president for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Assistant Secretary - US Department of Commerce ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

20 May Telecom Italia Q1 2019
20 May Xiaomi Q1 2019
21 May Honor press conference
21 May ICT Spring Europe
21 May NGON & DCI World
21 May MVNOs World Congress
21 May 1&1 Drillisch AGM
21 May Connections 2019
21 May Small Cells World Summit
21 May Telefonica Deutschland AGM
22 May Analog Devices fiscal Q2
22 May China Mobile AGM
22 May Network Virtualization & SDN Europe
23 May Lenovo fiscal Q4
23 May MTS Q1 2019
23 May Weibo Q1 2019
23 May Sina Q1 2019
23 May Bezeq Q1 2019
23 May ViaSat fiscal Q4
23 May United Internet AGM
23 May Report: Dutch Broadband 2019-Q1
24 May Ice Group Q1 results
::: More Calendar Items