Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

International Internet users join the campaign against proposed Internet Slow Lane plan from the FCC

May 12th, 2014
Internet users around the world are speaking out to prevent drastic new proposals that could see many favourite websites slow to a crawl. Leading Canadian Internet freedom group has teamed up with The Nation magazine and other groups to launch an international online campaign aimed at stopping the plan. Key decision-makers at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) meet Thursday to discuss a proposal from FCC Chair Tom Wheeler that would force every service that can’t pay new “prioritization” fees into a slow lane. The proposed new rules would come into effect in the U.S., but their effects would soon be felt worldwide, crippling many favorite websites and online services, while making it more expensive for people to use the Internet.

Digital Privacy Act does almost nothing to tackle central privacy concern for Canadians: reckless and expensive government surveillance

April 8th, 2014
Incoherent for government to advance protections on commercial privacy, while at same time advancing Bill C-13 which would throw door open to widespread government surveillance of law-abiding Canadians

Expert report reveals Internet providers should be more transparent about how they handle our private information

March 26th, 2014
Report lifts the curtain on how Internet providers protect privacy, giving Canadians an at-a-glance tool to rate their provider’s transparency compared with others

Parliament resumes debate on Online Spying Bill that provides immunity for telecom companies who are helping authorities spy on Canadians without a warrant

March 25th, 2014
Government trying to smuggle through unpopular online spying measures that would grant immunity to telecom providers that hand over private information without a warrant

Thousands of innocent Canadian air travellers monitored and spied on by the government - full independent inquiry urgently needed, says

January 30th, 2014 says Canadians deserve a transparent independent investigation and total overhaul of failed government spy agency CSEC’s oversight, following confirmation that the agency has been monitoring and tracking the precise movements of thousands of Canadians without cause

Privacy Experts ask telecoms if they are helping the government spy on Canadians

January 21st, 2014
Academic researchers and civil liberties groups send detailed request aimed at revealing full extent of government spying on Canadians through telecom providers

Last remaining national indie cell phone provider withdraws from crucial auction for wireless infrastructure, signalling consolidation of stranglehold by the Big Three

January 13th, 2014
Wind Mobile has announced it will not participate in tomorrow’s wireless auction of assets crucial to the future of cell phone service in Canada. The move could spell the end to national independent cell phone service in Canada if government does not act.

New cell phone service rules include welcome steps for increased choice but more action required to ensure Canadians can access affordable, independent wireless options

January 10th, 2014
Industry Minister James Moore’s announcement contains positive steps but will leave Canadians disappointed at insufficient support for much-needed affordable options

Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

November 20th, 2013
OpenMedia joins with Manitoba resident Ben Klass to call on the CRTC to stop Big Telecom from making independent services more expensive for Canadians
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