Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

BCCLA and OpenMedia React: Bill S-210 leaving committee stage without adequate study

June 13th, 2024
Moved forward with no witnesses or amendments, Bill-S210 is not fit for service
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Open letter calls on federal parties to accept BC privacy ruling, amend federal law

June 10th, 2024
Nearly 40 experts urge federal parties to end their privacy law impunity
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Key stakeholders call for withdrawal of controversial AI legislation

April 24th, 2024
Parliament can’t fix the Minister’s rushed, confused and flawed Bill; full public consultation needed now..
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Online Harms Bill C-63 is a positive step forward

February 27th, 2024
A more careful approach that must still be stress-tested.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Civil society: Bill S-210 “cannot be allowed to pass” in current form

January 29th, 2024
Joint statement raises urgent concerns with age verification Bill S-210
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Advocates urge full public consultation on controversial AI legislation

December 14th, 2023
Call comes after Industry Minister publishes 38-page package of proposed amendments midway through Committee hearings
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

New report by Citizen Lab finds serious Charter concerns with proposed federal cybersecurity legislation, Bill C-26

November 28th, 2023
Civil liberties groups welcome call to make Bill C-26’s impact on equality, freedom of expression, and privacy a central consideration of Parliamentary committee study
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Advocates demand proper consideration for AI regulation

September 25th, 2023
Canadians deserve to be protected from AI overreach, but Bill C-27’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act is not up to the task.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Civil liberties groups recommend fixes for controversial cybersecurity legislation ahead of detailed Commons scrutiny

June 20th, 2023
The House of Commons Public Safety Committee is tasked with scrutinizing Bill C-26, which has been criticized for undermining privacy, judicial due process, and accountability.
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 11:04 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0
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