Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

New privacy legislation repeats past mistakes

June 16th, 2022
Bill C-27 leaves the privacy of people in Canada at risk
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Rosa Addario

Communications Manager CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 8:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Canada must take on the data economy

June 1st, 2022
The wild west for third-party data brokers must come to an end.
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Rosa Addario

Communications Manager CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 8:06 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

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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NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

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

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

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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Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

June 5th, 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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Federal Communications Commission votes to begin dismantling Net Neutrality

May 18th, 2017
Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a plan that will eliminate Title II protections that ensure all traffic is treated equally online
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After years of secrecy, RCMP finally admits to using mass cell phone surveillance tools on Canadians

April 5th, 2017
Amidst growing controversy, the RCMP says it deployed IMSI-catchers — commonly known as Stingrays — dozens of times in recent years
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