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

Huge international campaign beams 3.1 million signature petition count on prominent buildings in Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2014
Massive numbers of people are speaking out against fast track legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy as Senate Finance Committee prepares for crucial TPP hearing following President Obama’s return to Washington As U.S. President Obama returned from a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign took its message to the heart of Washington, D.C. Last night, a projection of a 3.1 million signature petition count was beamed on to prominent buildings in Washington D.C., to speak out against TPP secrecy and fast track legislation. (High-resolution photos of the projection are available athttps://openmedia.org/STSphotos)

Huge international campaign beams 3.1 million signature petition count on prominent buildings in Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2014Free Expression
Massive numbers of people are speaking out against fast track legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy as Senate Finance Committee prepares for crucial TPP hearing following President Obama’s return to Washington

Shocking data reveals 1.2 Million privacy breaches a year - OpenMedia.ca available for comment

April 30, 2014Privacy

Government attempts to shut down debate on Online Spying Bill show they’re running scared of public opinion, says OpenMedia.ca

April 28, 2014Privacy
Government could shut down Parliamentary debate on Bill C-13 as early as today

As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, huge first-of-its-kind international campaign shines a light on TPP’s secretive Internet censorship plan

April 22, 2014
reddit, Avaaz, OpenMedia and other groups join together to shine “Stop the Secrecy” spotlight on prominent buildings in Washington D.C. to protest TPP’s Internet Censorship and secrecy April 22, 2014 – As U.S. President Obama prepares for a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign is taking its message to the heart of Washington, D.C. Starting tonight, a ‘Stop the Secrecy’ projection will be beamed on to prominent buildings urging an end to the excessive secrecy around the TPP. The projection will get bigger and more powerful as more people sign on to the campaign at StopTheSecrecy.net

As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canadian Internet freedom group takes message directly to U.S. Capitol

April 21, 2014Free Expression
Canada’s OpenMedia leads huge international campaign shining “Stop the Secrecy” spotlight on prominent buildings in Washington D.C. to protest TPP’s secretive Internet Censorship plan

900 Social Insurance Numbers stolen due to Heartbleed, breaches of private citizen data affecting over 725,000 of us; OpenMedia.ca available to comment

April 14, 2014Privacy
Canadians deserve answers from the government about what it’s doing to keep our private data secure, says community-based group working to protect the privacy of all Canadians

Digital Privacy Act does almost nothing to tackle central privacy concern for Canadians: reckless and expensive government surveillance

April 8, 2014Privacy
Incoherent for government to advance protections on commercial privacy, while at same time advancing Bill C-13 which would throw door open to widespread government surveillance of law-abiding Canadians

Government’s digital strategy leaves Canada stuck in the slow lane - fails to tackle stark digital divide and national digital deficit

April 4, 2014Access
Canadians deserve so much more than just warmed-up leftovers from previous government announcements: new strategy means Canada will likely fall even further behind its global counterparts on Internet affordability, access, and speed

Expert report reveals Internet providers should be more transparent about how they handle our private information

March 26, 2014Privacy
Report lifts the curtain on how Internet providers protect privacy, giving Canadians an at-a-glance tool to rate their provider’s transparency compared with others