Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Vancouver event to examine how local municipalities across Canada are bringing faster, cheaper Internet to their communities

February 23rd, 2017
OpenMedia’s Josh Tabish will deliver a talk about the Connecting Canadian Communities municipal broadband project at event organized by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority
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Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies

February 06th, 2017
Innovative Research Group poll finds 70% of Canadians are opposed to an Internet Tax to fund Canadian Content, including 63% of Liberal Party supporters
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CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further to ensure level playing field

September 20th, 2016
Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some surprising choices by CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:45 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

September 13th, 2016
OpenMedia calls on Minister Goodale to address this blatant violation of Canadians' Charter rights in the government's security consultation
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Critical Supreme Court case could shape future of the Internet

September 13th, 2016
OpenMedia is intervening in Supreme Court of Canada case that will have vast implications for global free expression online
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Long overdue national security consultation opens door to repealing Bill C-51, although framing of issues worries privacy advocates

September 08th, 2016
Launched following pressure from over 300,000 Canadians, government consultation focuses more on concerns of police than needs of public.
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Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share and access information online

September 08th, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it can be illegal for websites  merely to link to copyrighted content, even if they don’t host such content themselves
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As EU publishes strong Net Neutrality rules, Canada cannot afford to fall behind

August 30th, 2016
Canada’s CRTC will soon hold hearings on how best to protect the open Internet: today’s new EU regulations set a positive example
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:45 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Security oversight committee is encouraging step, but accountability measures must ensure robust privacy safeguards for Canadians

June 16th, 2016
Today’s announcement has the potential to strengthen oversight of Canada’s security agencies, but is only the first of many reforms required
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Mobile billboard in Netflix’s backyard asks company to listen to over 47,500 concerned customers and unblock VPNs

May 26th, 2016
Nearly 2,000 people a week now signing petition urging Netflix to respect its customers’ right to use a VPN to protect their privacy
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