Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Thousands protest government plan to exclude federal political parties from Canadian privacy laws

May 2nd, 2023
Sneaking permanent exemption into sprawling budget bill is “wholly inadequate and cynical”
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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

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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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 3:33 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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Matt Hatfield

Executive Director CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 3:33 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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