Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

The State of Privacy in Canada: No Transparency, No Accountability

January 12th, 2022
Non-consensual sharing of location data between Telus and Canadian government shows desperate need for privacy law reform
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Rosa Addario

Communications Manager CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 4:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

24,000+ call on Congress to #StopFacebook from fueling far-right extremism by passing a federal data privacy law

January 4th, 2022
Facebook’s algorithmic manipulation is fuelling the extremism that led to the January 6 attack. Data privacy is fundamental to disarming Facebook’s data weapon.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Throne speech doubles down on botched approach to tackling Big Tech

November 23rd, 2021
Government signals it will neglect its duty to address core Internet affordability and privacy reform issues.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia calls for government to introduce improved privacy law reform on one year anniversary of failed bill

November 17th, 2021
Canada is even further from increased privacy protections today than when C-11 was introduced a year ago.
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Rosa Addario

Communications Manager CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 4:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

‘Lie, Lie, Deny’: Oversight won’t change the culture at the RCMP

June 10th, 2021
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds the RCMP’s use of facial recognition technology broke the law, but the RCMP is refusing to change its culture of deceit and denial
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Bryan Short

Digital Rights Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:06 am 1-888-441-2640 ext. 705

Privacy Commissioners find police use of Clearview AI violated privacy rights of Canadians

February 3rd, 2021
Clearview AI’s indiscriminate facial recognition technology an “affront” to Canadians’ privacy rights, says joint investigation report
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Advocates welcome major overhaul to Canada’s privacy law

November 17th, 2020
Bill C-11 provides much-needed protections for individuals’ data privacy
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 1:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1