Ranking Transparency of Mobile Network Operators in Russia
The purpose of this study is to assess data disclosure policies and practices implemented by four major Russian mobile network operators (Tele2, Beeline, Megafon, MTS) in the areas of:

- data disclosure policies and practices in the course of their cooperation with government authorities
- safeguarding citizens' rights to freedom of expression and privacy
- compliance with standards for the protection of human and civil rights in the digital environment
Ranking Transparency of Mobile Network Operators in Russia
The purpose of this study is to assess data disclosure policies and practices implemented by four major Russian mobile network operators (Tele2, Beeline, Megafon, MTS) in the areas of:

  • data disclosure policies and practices in the course of their cooperation with government authorities
  • safeguarding citizens' rights to freedom of expression and privacy
  • compliance with standards for the protection of human and civil rights in the digital environment
Final score
28.2%
27.4%
25.8%
23.4%
Summary
1
None of the companies explains to users how the SORM (System for Operative Investigative Activities) system functions and how it affects users' rights
2
None of the companies publishes data on the number of requests it receives from law enforcement authorities
3
The companies do not explain the procedure of blocking online content and how users may appeal these decisions
4
Terms of service and privacy policies are often written in the language of legal officialdom. They are very long and hard to understand
5
The companies implement different approaches to content blocking and provide different level of detail to their users
6
"parking pages" of operators disclose various in scope information
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