Poor Digital Rights Performance— Who Pays the Price?

Melissa Brown And Rebecca MacKinnon

Research Organisation
Ranking Digital Rights

Report Date
Nov. 1, 2017

Document summary

Digital rights provide a framework for evaluating risks associated with the management and use of content and personal data by companies that provide highly valued digital services upon which people increasingly depend. The financial implications of digital rights issues are growing rapidly, reshaping how investors should think about risk profiles of companies that provide services affecting consumer privacy, data security, and management of content affecting users’ freedom of expression. This brief highlights the value of the RDR Corporate Accountability Index as a leading indicator for what are potentially the most material digital rights business and investment risks.