Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 2:19 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: 2:19 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: 9:19 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Public determined to have their say, as key parliamentary TPP hearings arrive in Toronto

Access pillar Canada May 13th, 2016
Following pressure from civic society groups, members of the public will now have one hour to present their views on the TPP at Toronto hearing on Friday
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Bill C-51: OpenMedia meeting with Minister Goodale today to deliver Canadian perspectives and call on government to make position clear

Access pillar Canada May 05th, 2016
A robust, genuine consultation focused on safeguarding the privacy of Canadians is needed to ensure all options, including full repeal of C-51, are on the table
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BCE-Manitoba Telecom deal will drive up wireless prices and ensure less choice for Canadians

Access pillar Canada May 02nd, 2016
Erosion of choice bad for customers in Manitoba and furthers BCE control over the national market
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:19 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1