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Press Releases

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

New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading

January 8, 2015Free Expression
Government needs to take action to prevent foreign Big Media companies from sending misleading notices that threaten $150,000 lawsuits and disconnection from the Internet 

Confirmed: Shaw rings in 2015 by charging higher prices for slower Internet

January 6, 2015Access

James Moore spectrum announcement hailed as a positive step forward to enable greater wireless choice and lower prices

December 18, 2014Access
In response to outcry for Canadians, Industry Canada has taken steps to ensure Canadians have greater access to affordable, independent wireless providers

Advocates celebrate new powers by oversight bodies to impose financial penalties on telecom companies that break the rules

December 17, 2014Access
Following years-long campaign, CRTC is now empowered to levy financial penalties against telecom providers who mistreat customers

Revealed: Holiday pricing change from Shaw means 10% higher fees and 40% slower Internet service

December 16, 2014Access

Local tech leaders launch #StepUp4Net fundraising campaign for digital rights organization OpenMedia

December 11, 2014
Fundraising drive challenges tech community to step up and defend the free and open Internet with matching donations up to $50,000

Supreme Court ruling permitting warrantless cell phone searches underlines need for much stronger legal privacy safeguards, says OpenMedia.ca

December 11, 2014Privacy

OpenMedia takes detailed input from 30,000 Canadians to crucial CRTC hearing that will decide future of Internet access in Canada

December 1, 2014Access

Massive government privacy breach of famous Canadians shows urgent need for far stronger protections to safeguard Canadians’ data

November 25, 2014Privacy
High-profile figures including Margaret Atwood and Jean Chretien among the victims of latest in a long string of government privacy breaches affecting over 725,000 of us 

Government’s Facebook mass spying plan will further erode privacy of law-abiding Canadians

November 13, 2014Privacy