As an Information Controls Fellow, Nathalie Maréchal helped expand the Corporate Accountability Index to include software and devices in 2016 through testing potential indicators and adapting the current methodology.

Nathalie further refined the 2015 methodology for the greatly expanded 2017 Index, increased outreach and support to other researchers and organizations interested in employing the RDR methodology, and authored several scholarly publications on the impact of private sector policies on free expression and privacy online. She is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She first joined the RDR team as a COMPASS Fellow in 2014, and conducted company research for the 2015 Corporate Accountability Index.