Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

Access pillar Canada United States International August 31st, 2016
Draft laws confirm unprecedented new powers for large publishers that will stifle online innovation and dissemination of news and information in the European Union
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:22 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Rock Against the TPP! Free Toronto Concert Sept. 16

Access pillar Canada August 24th, 2016
The Rock Against the TPP concert roadshow is coming to Toronto!
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CRTC review offers Canadians a welcome opportunity to improve Wireless Code’s customer safeguards

Access pillar Canada July 28th, 2016
Three years after Wireless Code was first published, it’s clear there’s room for improvement in protecting Canadians from Big Telecom mistreatment
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Over 500,000 comments to EU regulators: protect net neutrality

Access pillar International July 22nd, 2016
Academics, technology leaders, the web's inventor, and over 500,000 people write to EU regulator BEREC in one clear, unified message: protect net neutrality.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:22 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

Access pillar Canada United States International July 18th, 2016
OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.
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As Canadians continue to ‘cut the cord, advocates urge CRTC to end data caps

Access pillar Canada July 12th, 2016
New information published by the CRTC reveals that 200,000 Canadians ‘cut the cord’ on traditional TV services from 2014 to 2015
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:22 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

CRTC upholds Canadians’ right to access fibre Internet through independent providers

Access pillar Canada June 29th, 2016
Decision will ensure that smaller indie ISPs can offer next generation fibre Internet on a level playing field with the large telcos
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More transparency needed around police surveillance as B.C. Privacy Commissioner closes inquiry into Stingray use

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2016
VPD admits it doesn’t have the device, but disclosure from Quebec reveals RCMP use, and calls into question whether or not other departments have been given access
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RCMP revealed to be indefinitely retaining the private data of innocent Canadians swept up through indiscriminate Stingray surveillance

Access pillar Canada June 10th, 2016
Fresh revelations about RCMP Stingray use come against backdrop of ongoing federal Privacy Commissioner investigation into the invasive cell phone surveillance technology
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Large majority of submissions to European Commission oppose link tax but Commission continues to pursue the policy

Access pillar Canada International May 25th, 2016
Internet users concerned over Commission’s continued push forward on unpopular plan to tax links and snippets and possible introduction of new liabilities for online platforms
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:22 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0