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Press Releases

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

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

September 14, 2017Privacy
A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

August 18, 2017Free Expression
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions

CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers and take bold action to increase choice and affordability

July 18, 2017Access
The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

July 12, 2017Access
July 12th Day of Action is backed by thousands of websites, including household names such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, PornHub, Mozilla, Etsy, Snapchat, and Vimeo

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
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Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

June 28, 2017Free Expression
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests

National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

June 20, 2017Privacy
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

Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly's decision to rule out an Internet Tax

June 15, 2017Access
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.

Welcome changes to CRTC’s Wireless Code will abolish unlocking fees and strengthen overage safeguards for families

June 15, 2017Access
Updates welcomed by consumer rights advocates who say they will provide additional protections and clarity for Canadians

Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

June 15, 2017Access
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline

Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

June 5, 2017Access
Consumer advocates welcome the move, having long argued that Mobile Virtual Network Operators will lower prices for Canadian wireless customers