Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

In letter backed by almost 45,000 petition signers, OpenMedia asks Netflix’s Reed Hastings to stop blocking privacy-conscious VPN users

May 11th, 2016
Netflix crackdown leaves VPN users forced to decide between watching their favourite shows and protecting their privacy in a post-Snowden world
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Federal Privacy Commissioner investigating potential RCMP use of Stingray surveillance devices

April 13th, 2016
Complaint from OpenMedia calls for transparency and accountability for use of invasive cell phone surveillance technologies
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New survey reveals that only one in three Canadians are happy with cost of home Internet service

March 30th, 2016
CRTC/EKOS report finding unsurprising given OECD data that demonstrates Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for middle of the road service
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Ottawa City Council to vote on key Internet Choice and Affordability motion tomorrow, OpenMedia available to comment

February 23rd, 2016
Crucial vote could see Ottawa join Calgary and Toronto councils in opposing Bell's move to crush competition
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Police refusal to deny use of StingRays to spy on cell phone data should trigger investigation by Privacy Commissioner

December 15th, 2015
Police forces across the country appear to be violating the privacy rights of Canadians, sweeping up massive amounts of private cell phone data with the use of powerful StingRay surveillance devices. 
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Elizabeth May becomes first party leader to endorse OpenMedia’s pro-Internet Action Plan

September 15th, 2015
Digital rights group is calling on all political parties and candidates to endorse pro-Internet plan crowdsourced from over 250,000 Canadians
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In a win for Canadians, CRTC promises fair rules to increase independent choice and affordability for fiber Internet access

July 22nd, 2015
New rules ensure that Canadians will be able to access an affordable range of services from a variety of providers outside Canada’s telecom giants
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Expert Report reveals which telecom companies have your back when it comes to being transparent about protecting privacy

March 12th, 2015
Report provides Canadians with an at-a-glance tool to rate their Internet provider’s transparency around privacy safeguards. Indie ISP Teksavvy “stands out” as the best of the 10 major retailers measured.
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