Dropbox

California
Cloud & Data Storage

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Dropbox, a file hosting service, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. A company executive publicly stated she prioritized people of color in the hiring process. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Dropbox has also regularly used its corporate reputation to advance LGBTQ policies and speak out against policies protecting religious freedom. It has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Dropbox receives a High Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dropbox has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Dropbox has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Dropbox Senior Director of Product Design Jasmin Friedl stated that she was “prioritizing” people of color in hiring practices (3).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dropbox does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It restricts its charitable goals to environmental sustainability, foster care, and other human rights missions (1)(2).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dropbox does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

The company was one of the many companies in 2016 to sign a public letter opposing a proposed religious freedom law in Missouri (1). The company also signed open letters in support of the Equality Act and opposing the protections of female sports (2)(3). Dropbox also opposed the Florida law that prevents teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). The company has posted a blog post highlighting its participation in the San Francisco, Austin, and Dublin Pride Parades (5).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dropbox has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Dropbox pledged $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (3)(4).¬†Dropbox also offers employees up to a $10,000 allowance to “obtain care that is not available in their home state, including gender affirmation surgery” (5).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

Dropbox has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
December 5, 2023

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