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Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order, Canada context.

Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

September 27, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

September 21, 2016Access
Rogers’ opposition to zero-rating and moves by U.S. firms Netflix and T-Mobile suggest Canadian telecoms should follow their lead and offer unlimited data plans

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further to ensure level playing field

September 20, 2016Access
Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some surprising choices by CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0600 (07:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 5

EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

September 14, 2016Free Expression
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0100 (02:36 am now)
+44 7854 341 550

New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

September 13, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia calls on Minister Goodale to address this blatant violation of Canadians' Charter rights in the government's security consultation

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet

September 13, 2016Free Expression
OpenMedia is intervening in Supreme Court of Canada case that will have vast implications for global free expression online

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Government report on TPP’s economic cost completely ignores potential for huge damage to innovation and our digital economy

September 9, 2016Free Expression
Basing an overall decision on TPP on such a flawed and limited assessment would be “like buying a used car sight unseen” warn advocates

Meghan Sali

Digital Rights Campaign Coordinator
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 4

Long overdue national security consultation opens door to repealing Bill C-51, although framing of issues worries privacy advocates

September 8, 2016Privacy
Launched following pressure from over 300,000 Canadians, government consultation focuses more on concerns of police than needs of public.

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share and access information online

September 8, 2016Free Expression
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites  merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves

David Christopher

Communications Manager
CANADA, Vancouver
Time Zone: -0700 (06:36 pm now)
+1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

August 31, 2016Free Expression
Draft laws confirm unprecedented new powers for large publishers that will stifle online innovation and dissemination of news and information in the European Union

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0100 (02:36 am now)
+44 7854 341 550