OpenMedia’s mobile billboard ads just finished circling Parliament, the CRTC, and the Toronto International Film Festival — all ramping up our relentless pressure on the federal government to fix Canada’s Internet.
Our brief to Parliament’s INDU committee calls on the Canadian government to bridge the vital gap in Internet access as quickly and permanently as possible, and to protect our fundamental rights & freedoms as they weigh technologies to address the pandemic.
Today, OpenMedia joined 105 organizations calling on governments to ensure the digital technologies being used to aid the efforts to contain COVID-19 are implemented strictly within a framework that respects human rights in Canada and around the world.
Following a privacy investigation, Statistics Canada’s proposed collection of sensitive financial data has been shelved. But we need long-overdue updates to our privacy laws to make sure we’re protected in the future.