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Press Releases

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

European Commission’s decision to exclude citizens’ feedback from its own public consultation will undermine trust in EU institutions

January 27, 2016Free Expression
Over 10,000 individually-written responses to the Commission’s consultation on the role of online platforms ignored in Commission’s initial analysis, including over 2500 from EU citizens 

Canada is making a costly mistake by signing on to TPP without any room for negotiation

January 25, 2016Free Expression
TPP’s intellectual property provisions threaten Internet freedoms and will cost Canadian economy billions, experts warn

Big Three mobile providers to raise prices on popular cell phone plans

January 19, 2016Access
This morning, The Globe and Mail reported that Canada’s Big Three wireless providers–Bell, Rogers, and Telus–are in the midst of raising prices across their most popular plans, citing the declining Canadian dollar for the increase.

Court hearing pits independent researcher Ben Klass against Bell Canada in case that will decide future of Net Neutrality in Canada

January 18, 2016Access
David -v- Goliath case will determine whether telecom giants can discriminate against competing apps and services

Landmark pro-privacy ruling sets important precedent for cell phone privacy in Canada

January 14, 2016Privacy
Police request for “tower dump” of user data from Rogers and Telus ruled a violation of privacy rights

Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Toronto
Time Zone: -0500 (02:23 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Landmark pro-privacy ruling sets important precedent for cell phone privacy in Canada

January 14, 2016Privacy
Police request for “tower dump” of user data from Rogers and Telus ruled a violation of privacy rights

Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Toronto
Time Zone: -0500 (02:23 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

195 Companies, Organizations, and Individuals from 42 Countries ask World Leaders to Support Strong Encryption

January 11, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia is joining a huge global coalition to defend strong encryption.

Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Toronto
Time Zone: -0500 (02:23 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Over 50,000 Canadians call on Cabinet to reject Bell Canada’s appeal to gut landmark CRTC decision

December 22, 2015Access
OpenMedia and Internet users build definitive case, debunking myths and skewering Bell’s attempts to mislead Canadian policymakers

Following Shaw takeover of Wind, will the Big Four be any better for Canadian wireless customers than the Big Three?

December 16, 2015Access
Shaw takeover of Wind creates possibility for greater customer choice, but sparks concern about industry concentration and the impact on Canada’s high wireless prices

Researchers map the Internet’s “boomerang routes” where data transfers between Canadians move through the US, increasing exposure to state surveillance

December 16, 2015Privacy
Team at University of Toronto launches new mapping tool to help Canadians understand the movement of their Internet data

Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Toronto
Time Zone: -0500 (02:23 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2