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Press Releases

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

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

Bill C-51: OpenMedia meeting with Minister Goodale today to deliver Canadian perspectives and call on government to make position clear

May 5, 2016Privacy
A robust, genuine consultation focused on safeguarding the privacy of Canadians is needed to ensure all options, including full repeal of C-51, are on the table

BCE-Manitoba Telecom deal will drive up wireless prices and ensure less choice for Canadians

May 2, 2016Access
Erosion of choice bad for customers in Manitoba and furthers BCE control over the national market

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Achievable roadmap to ensure affordable Internet for all Canadians presented to CRTC on final day of crucial hearings

April 28, 2016Access
Feedback from over 40,000 people delivered to CRTC, calling for action to ensure 100% of Canadians have affordable, high-speed Internet access

Internet as a basic, affordable service for all Canadians: OpenMedia to make definitive case on final day of CRTC hearings Thursday

April 27, 2016Access
Lack of affordable options and national gaps in access shows Canada’s digital divide crosses both urban and rural boundaries

From a Giant Jumbotron to a Giant Banner, Vancouver TPP hearing attendees won’t be able to ignore feedback from Canadians

April 15, 2016Free Expression
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Input from over 35,000 Canadians to be featured on big screen and on a 20-foot banner, as Parliamentary Trade Committee hosts hearings in Vancouver about the controversial deal

Federal Privacy Commissioner investigating potential RCMP use of Stingray surveillance devices

April 13, 2016Privacy
Complaint from OpenMedia calls for transparency and accountability for use of invasive cell phone surveillance technologies

Speech from Commissioner Oettinger signals continued movement towards innovation-killing link tax in new copyright consultation

April 6, 2016Free Expression
News websites, businesses and Internet users could face “Link Tax 2.0” as Commission hints at expansion of controversial legislative measures

New survey reveals that only one in three Canadians are happy with cost of home Internet service

March 30, 2016Access
CRTC/EKOS report finding unsurprising given OECD data that demonstrates Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for middle of the road service