Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

COVID Shield could be a positive first step for privacy

Privacy pillar Canada June 18th, 2020
But there is much more to do to substantively address COVID-19 and privacy
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

Privacy pillar Canada April 30th, 2020
Internet has been a critical lifeline throughout COVID-19, but many in rural Canada are being left behind.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Privacy pillar Canada November 13th, 2019
Incumbents’ tantrum over fair wholesale rates continues with petition to Governor in Council
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Good news for Internet affordability, as CRTC lowers wholesale broadband Internet rates

Privacy pillar Canada August 15th, 2019
Lower barriers for smaller providers means people in Canada may see more choice and lower Internet prices on the horizon
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

Privacy pillar Canada June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for open Internet as U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality protections

Privacy pillar Canada International May 16th, 2018
Next step is for the House of Representatives to vote to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s assault on the open Internet   
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:03 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

As MEPs prepare for key vote, German government joins growing criticism of European Commission’s content censorship proposals

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 19th, 2017
In a potentially game-changing development, the EU’s largest member is joining six other nations in questioning the legality of the Commission’s proposed copyright changes
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 8:03 pm 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

Privacy pillar Canada June 28th, 2017
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests
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Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

Privacy pillar Canada June 05th, 2017
Consumer advocates welcome the move, having long argued that Mobile Virtual Network Operators will lower prices for Canadian wireless customers
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