Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 05th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Hostage-taking by Big Telecom can’t be allowed to crush affordable wireless

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2020
Telus’s threat to drop investment if forced to open networks is a last gasp effort to stave off much-needed market competition
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Expert Review Panel dreams big for the CRTC, falls short for Canadians

Access pillar Canada January 29th, 2020
Should the CRTC take on radical new powers to tax and regulate the Internet?
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 11:13 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia launches tool for voters to request personal information from political parties

Access pillar Canada October 04th, 2019
“My Political Data” empowers citizens to exercise rights to their personal information
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia releases pro-Internet policy platform ahead of federal election

Access pillar Canada September 10th, 2019
Platform lists the policies needed to ensure Canada has an open, affordable and surveillance-free Internet
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberal Party joins NDP, Greens promising to lower cell phone costs

Access pillar Canada August 28th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes reports, and the critical attention to the issue of affordability
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Matthew Carroll

Campaigns Director CANADA, Nelson Time Zone: 11:13 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding broadband investment promises

Access pillar Canada August 19th, 2019
CRTC and federal government must back smaller, local providers to ensure connectivity for every person in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada’s Political Parties Fail to Meet Basic Privacy Expectations

Access pillar Canada August 07th, 2019
OpenMedia calls on parties to better protect personal information and empower citizens in democratic processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

Access pillar Canada July 31st, 2019
While a step in the right direction, the Code fails to provide a sufficiently robust framework to protect customers from Big Telecom’s widespread predatory practices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:13 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2