Just what are companies' targeted ad and algorithmic systems policies? How much do they disclose?
The Ranking Digital Rights 2020 Corporate Accountability Index, launching in February 2021, shortly before MozFest, will rank 26 digital platforms and telecommunications companies on their policies affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. For the first time in 2020, RDR added new standards, ranking companies on their use of algorithms and targeted advertising systems. In this session, we’ll convene researchers and digital rights experts around key questions: What do companies say about their targeted advertising and algorithmic systems? How can companies be more transparent about these remarkably opaque systems? Our longitudinal data can help answer these and many related questions. We’ll ask participants to work together to develop advocacy strategies using companies’ very own words--specifically their privacy and AI policies--to hold them accountable to users.