Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 3:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Leaked document confirms European Commission misled public, will introduce Link Tax despite huge opposition from Internet users

August 25th, 2016
Just days ago, the Commission promised not to introduce a Link Tax, but leaked documents now confirm it plans to proceed with the unpopular new policy
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 10:38 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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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Over 37,500 Internet users ask European Commission not to create new Link Tax laws, as deadline passes for public comment

June 15th, 2016
The Internet is not impressed by the Commission’s push to create a new tax on links and snippets, as part of their new copyright directive
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 10:38 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

June 14th, 2016
Key ruling prohibiting Internet slow lanes sends strong signal to Canada and the European Union which are currently reviewing their own Net Neutrality rules
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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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Stingrays now worst-kept secret amongst Canadian law enforcement agencies

May 17th, 2016
It's time for an informed debate about the use of these spying tools -- and for that we need transparency from police.
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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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