Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Statement on the government’s commitment to release the results of the National Security Consultation

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2016
We're welcoming a commitment from the federal government to make all consultation submissions publicly accessible
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As National Security consultation wraps up, civil society experts and organizations publish open letter calling for the full release of all feedback received

Access pillar Canada December 15th, 2016
Over 30 civil society organizations and experts sign joint call to federal government proactively and transparently release all submissions received as part of the consultation
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In open letter to PM, top Canadian business leaders identify serious concerns with National Security consultation

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada December 12th, 2016
Over 60 business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors warn that proposals under consideration by the federal government will undermine Canada’s reputation and change our business climate for the worse
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With TPP on its deathbed, digital rights activists celebrate an end to the toxic trade agreement

Access pillar Canada International November 14th, 2016
Reports show the Obama administration will not pursue a vote to ratify the TPP during the lame duck session of Congress
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Federal Court judgement slams CSIS for violating privacy rights of Canadians

Access pillar Canada November 03rd, 2016
OpenMedia says ruling reinforces the case for repeal of Bill C-51 and for stronger accountability and oversight mechanisms
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OpenMedia to make definitive case to end data caps and ban differential pricing at CRTC hearings on Thursday

Access pillar Canada November 02nd, 2016
Canadians experience some of the lowest data caps and highest overage charges in the industrialized world, despite CRTC figures showing data usage surged 40% last year
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Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with ongoing telecom price increases

Access pillar Canada October 26th, 2016
One week before high-profile CRTC hearing on data caps and Internet pricing, Commission's own study confirms data usage surged 40% from 2014 to 2015
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:59 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Looking for unlimited Internet? You’re much better off with an indie provider, finds new report

Access pillar Canada October 13th, 2016
Report reveals that independent Internet providers offer consumers much better deals on data caps and overage charges than the large telcos
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 12:59 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

Access pillar Canada September 27th, 2016
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata
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Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

Access pillar Canada September 21st, 2016
Rogers’ opposition to zero-rating and moves by U.S. firms Netflix and T-Mobile suggest Canadian telecoms should follow their lead and offer unlimited data plans
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