Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world

Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

September 27th, 2016
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata

Advocates warn leaked EU copyright directive is worse than feared

August 31st, 2016
Draft laws confirm unprecedented new powers for large publishers that will stifle online innovation and dissemination of news and information in the European Union

CRTC review offers Canadians a welcome opportunity to improve Wireless Code’s customer safeguards

July 28th, 2016
Three years after Wireless Code was first published, it’s clear there’s room for improvement in protecting Canadians from Big Telecom mistreatment

OpenMedia announces new Executive Director

July 18th, 2016
OpenMedia is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Tribe as its new Executive Director.

More transparency needed around police surveillance as B.C. Privacy Commissioner closes inquiry into Stingray use

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

Large majority of submissions to European Commission oppose link tax but Commission continues to pursue the policy

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

Big Three mobile providers to raise prices on popular cell phone plans

January 19th, 2016
This morning, The Globe and Mail reported that Canada’s Big Three wireless providers–Bell, Rogers, and Telus–are in the midst of raising prices across their most popular plans, citing the declining Canadian dollar for the increase.

One Giant Jumbotron, Millions of Voices: Today the Internet comes together to defend Net Neutrality

February 24th, 2015
February 25, 2015 – When staff at the FCC look out the window today, they’ll see the Internet looking right back at them. In advance of tomorrow’s crucial FCC Net Neutrality decision, OpenMedia and a huge Internet freedom coalition are parking a giant Jumbotron opposite the agency’s headquarters in Washington D.C. The Jumbotron will be streaming images, messages, videos, and memes submitted by tens of thousands of Internet users via an online tool at The FCC is poised to decide whether to allow telecom companies to create slow lanes on the Internet. The Jumbotron will be part of a range of activity outside the FCC building, as Internet freedom advocates gather from all over the U.S. and the globe. Over five million people, including President Obama, have called on the FCC to defend real Net Neutrality. Comments made by FCC chair Tom Wheeler earlier this month prompted cautious optimism from open Internet advocates.
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