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Press Releases

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

Telecom bills are rising rapidly: Government report confirms that cell phone cost increases are running at three times the rate of inflation

June 18, 2015Access
Official report finds that wireless prices are still rising steeply, and that overall telecom costs are among the most expensive in the industrialized world

“This campaign will continue until Bill C-51 is repealed” vow those who fought the reckless legislation, as government rams it through Senate in final vote

June 9, 2015Privacy
OpenMedia launching renewed campaign at KillC51.ca as focus shifts to political arena, with commitment to kill the reckless and unpopular legislation set to become a decisive factor in October’s election

Today is Cell Phone Freedom Day: new customer protection rules ensure 2–4 million Canadians can move between providers without penalty

June 3, 2015Access
Code contains significant customer protections for mobile phone and Internet users, including an end to 3-year contracts, and caps on roaming charges for data

Firearms, Principled Conservative and Libertarian groups publish open letter to Stephen Harper and Senators warning that Bill C-51 will create “a long gun registry on steroids”

June 1, 2015Privacy
Letter signed by National Firearms Association, Free Dominion and nearly 100 other groups and individuals from the “conservative and libertarian side of the political spectrum”

Media Advisory: June 3 is Cell Phone Freedom Day: new mobile phone customer protection rules come into effect for 2–4 million Canadians

June 1, 2015Access
Code contains significant customer protections for mobile phone and Internet users, including an end to 3-year contracts, and caps on roaming charges for data  

Community-led rallies taking place in Ottawa and across Canada on Saturday as Senate prepares for crucial final vote on Bill C-51

May 28, 2015Privacy
Canadians will converge on Ottawa from across the country to protest the reckless, dangerous, and irresponsible legislation about to be voted on by the Senate

Urgent: Saturday

May 28, 2015Privacy

OpenMedia welcomes new CRTC Internet speed measurement program as a win for Canadians and an important step to protect net neutrality

May 21, 2015Access
OpenMedia welcomes new CRTC Internet speed measurement program as a win for Canadians and an important step to protect net neutrality

Breaking: CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting popular mobile browsers and mobile App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked

May 21, 2015Privacy
News comes one day after OpenMedia releases crowdsourced report recommending new rules to ban Mass Surveillance and create greater oversight for agencies like CSE 

As government prepares to ram C-51 through Senate, OpenMedia launches crowdsourced Privacy Action Plan to address Canada’s stark privacy deficit

May 19, 2015Privacy
Canada’s Privacy Plan is packed with proposals to restore privacy and roll back surveillance, based on ideas crowdsourced from over 125,000 Canadians