Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

National Security reforms are a major step forward, but do not tackle many of Bill C-51’s biggest problems

Access pillar Canada June 20th, 2017
The government’s new National Security Act 2017 will need to be substantially strengthened as it progresses through Parliament to protect the privacy of Canadians
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Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly’s decision to rule out an Internet Tax

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.
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Welcome changes to CRTC’s Wireless Code will abolish unlocking fees and strengthen overage safeguards for families

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Updates welcomed by consumer rights advocates who say they will provide additional protections and clarity for Canadians
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Consumer rights committee approves anti-consumer Link Tax

Access pillar International June 08th, 2017
IMCO committee ignores public outcry and votes in favour of the innovation-killing publishers’ right
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 12:09 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Government report on National Security consultation confirms Canadians are demanding a full repeal of Bill C-51

Access pillar Canada May 19th, 2017
Responding to the government’s consultation loud and clear, Canadians call for robust privacy protections
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Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Access pillar Canada May 02nd, 2017
As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships
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Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

Access pillar United States International April 26th, 2017
House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week
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Launch of IXmaps Internet Mapping tool enables Canadians to see exactly where their data travels online

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada March 28th, 2017
Researchers estimate that at least 90% of Canadians’ Internet traffic travels via the U.S., where it is especially vulnerable to NSA surveillance
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European Parliament deals major blow to Commission plans for a Link Tax, as Copyright Rapporteur recommends MEPs reject the idea

Access pillar International March 08th, 2017
Closely-watched report recommends that plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be removed from draft legislation, but doesn’t go far enough to address concerns about content censorship
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 12:09 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0