Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
"The Internet reflects and amplifies the inequalities found offline, and while the government recognizing online gendered violence as an issue is an important step, it is clearly not enough. We need a cohesive and collective strategy to tackle this problem."
On February 8th, our Executive Director, Laura Tribe testified before the Parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-59, delivering thousands of voices and raising Canadians’ top privacy concerns.
Save the date — we’ll be testifying before the Parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-59 on February 8th, and want to know what YOU would like us to raise before the committee.
From Net Neutrality to proposed mandatory content filtering in the EU, 2017 was a big year for Internet advocates. What's next in 2018?
A concerning rise in phone searches this year comes to show Canadian and U.S. law essentially see no difference between searching your suitcase and searching your cell phone or laptop.
Bill C-59, intended to address the controversial measures in Bill C-51, does not go far enough.
National Security reforms: major step forward, but fail to tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians
Government report on National Security consultation confirms Canadians are demanding a full repeal of Bill C-51
Responding to the government’s consultation loud and clear, Canadians call for robust privacy protections.
A shocking leak reveals Home Office plans to gain real-time access to our texts AND force companies like WhatsApp to break the security on its own software.
Now that the government has made your Bill C-51 feedback public, we’ve got suggestions for your next steps!
Release of security consultation submissions is a win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds
Submissions from 12,156 Canadians have been published online by Public Safety Canada, with remaining submissions expected to be made public in the coming weeks.
President Trump's elimination of Privacy Act protections for foreigners calls for the Canadian government to immediately step up and assess what the impacts are of sharing our personal information with the U.S.
Join the #YourNatlSec twitter chat and tell Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale Canadians want privacy reforms
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is asking for your feedback in an online discussion – let’s make sure we speak out!
This week’s C-51 hearings may have been flawed, but we made sure your message was heard loud and clear
As the public hearings on the unpopular Bill C-51 culminate in Halifax tonight, let’s look back at how the consultations unfolded throughout the week, and where we go next.
Here's our David Christopher with a preview of tonight's C-51 public consultations in Vancouver. Our Executive Director Laura Tribe will be testifying on behalf of Canadians who want to see this legislation repealed.
It’s important that MPs hear from thousands of Canadians that we need to repeal C-51 and secure strong privacy rules to keep us safe.
Despite flaws, the government’s security consultation finally gives us a real chance to repeal Bill C-51
A long-awaited public consultation on national security is finally here and although it is not as focused towards public concerns, we must make the best of it.
An overdue promise has become a reality and we need everyone on board to ensure all Canadians can experience privacy and security online.
This morning OpenMedia joined 36 other NGOs, academics, and companies in sending a letter to President Obama on encryption. The letter calls on the President “to respectfully request that the White House specifically oppose legislation to undermine security and reiterate the need for a broad statement of support for encryption from the administration.” It has been 167 days since a pro-encryption petition at SaveCrypto.org surpassed 100,000 signatures, and there has still been no substantive response from the president. Encryption is a critical tool for protecting our privacy and security online, and cannot afford to be compromised. Read the full letter below.
It’s time for Canada to hold its spy agencies accountable with new framework for oversight and review
OpenMedia has joined civil society organizations from across Canada in a letter to Minister Ralph Goodale about what’s needed to fix our currently deficient oversight model for our spy agencies.
We’ve joined with our friends at Access Now in a new global initiative to defend strong encryption.
The ongoing work of Professors Kent Roach and Craig Forcese on C-51 provides the most exhaustive analysis of the bill and is a must-read for anyone concerned with the issue. Article by Kent Roach and Craig Forcese for the National Post Security issues are a campaign issue — at least we think they are. To date, little has actually been said on the topic, and what has been said amounts to the parties doubling down on entrenched and vague (even symbolic) positions.
ICANN plans to end online anonymity could undermine the privacy of almost anyone who purchases a domain name. At OpenMedia we believe privacy is a fundamental human right, and one that the Internet should safeguard and protect, rather than undermine. Article by Carly Page for The Inquirer DIGITAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES have written a scathing open letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), describing its plan to end online anonymity as harmful to privacy and safety.