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Press Releases

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

CRTC urged to end Internet data caps and punitive overage charges

June 9, 2016Access
Internet users are mobilizing to seek end to data caps, as new report reveals how Canadians are getting a raw deal on both wired and wireless services

Revelations that CSE shared years of Canadians’ phone logs and Internet data with NSA underlines need for far tighter oversight

June 2, 2016Privacy
Information handed over to the NSA and other foreign agencies can reveal the most intimate details of a Canadian’s private life

Mobile billboard in Netflix’s backyard asks company to listen to over 47,500 concerned customers and unblock VPNs

May 26, 2016Privacy
Nearly 2,000 people a week now signing petition urging Netflix to respect its customers’ right to use a VPN to protect their privacy

Large majority of submissions to European Commission oppose link tax but Commission continues to pursue the policy

May 25, 2016Free Expression
Internet users concerned over Commission’s continued push forward on unpopular plan to tax links and snippets and possible introduction of new liabilities for online platforms

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (07:17 am now)
+44 7854 341 550

Rogers’ Transparency Report is step in the right direction for privacy

May 19, 2016Privacy
Report sets a positive example for other telecom giants, such as Bell, who prefer to leave their customers in the dark.

Laura Tribe

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Toronto
Time Zone: -0500 (02:17 am now)
1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Stingrays now worst-kept secret amongst Canadian law enforcement agencies

May 17, 2016Privacy
It's time for an informed debate about the use of these spying tools -- and for that we need transparency from police.

Public determined to have their say, as key parliamentary TPP hearings arrive in Toronto

May 13, 2016Free Expression
Following pressure from civic society groups, members of the public will now have one hour to present their views on the TPP at Toronto hearing on Friday

Huge win for Canadians, as Minister Bains rejects Bell Canada’s attempt to block small providers from ultra-fast Fibre Internet

May 11, 2016Access
Decision came after nearly 80,000 people spoke out in debate widely seen as litmus test for future of Canadian telecom policy under new federal government

In letter backed by almost 45,000 petition signers, OpenMedia asks Netflix’s Reed Hastings to stop blocking privacy-conscious VPN users

May 11, 2016Privacy
Netflix crackdown leaves VPN users forced to decide between watching their favourite shows and protecting their privacy in a post-Snowden world

Detailed feedback from thousands of EU Internet users rejecting Commission’s Link Tax plan to be presented to key MEPs

May 11, 2016Free Expression
MEPs on key European Parliament committee meet with OpenMedia to discuss opposition to ancillary copyright and additional liabilities for online platforms