Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

While any investment is welcome, underwhelming rural broadband announcement underlines need for National Broadband Strategy to bring rural Canadians up to speed

Privacy pillar Canada December 15th, 2016
Internet advocates warn that billions will need to be invested in open access networks to ensure basic Internet access for rural and remote Canadians
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 6:02 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Susan McLennan appointed as Board Chair of OpenMedia

Privacy pillar Canada United States International November 04th, 2016
Appointment means that OpenMedia is now helmed by two women, Susan McLennan as Board Chair and Laura Tribe as Executive Director
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EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 14th, 2016
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 1:02 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Government report on TPP’s economic cost completely ignores potential for huge damage to innovation and our digital economy

Privacy pillar Canada September 09th, 2016
Basing an overall decision on TPP on such a flawed and limited assessment would be “like buying a used car sight unseen” warn advocates
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CRTC decision on network access will limit Internet choice for Canadian businesses and homes

Privacy pillar Canada June 29th, 2016
We'll need to monitor the implications of this decision closely, to ensure the CRTC's overall framework is benefiting Canadian businesses and households
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Community Festival to protest Trans-Pacific Partnership at Minister Freeland’s Town Hall in Toronto

Privacy pillar Canada June 14th, 2016
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Large Jumbotron outside the Town Hall will beam images and messages from everyday Canadians about the negative impacts of the TPP
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CRTC urged to end Internet data caps and punitive overage charges

Privacy pillar Canada June 09th, 2016
Internet users are mobilizing to seek end to data caps, as new report reveals how Canadians are getting a raw deal on both wired and wireless services
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Revelations that CSE shared years of Canadians’ phone logs and Internet data with NSA underlines need for far tighter oversight

Privacy pillar Canada June 02nd, 2016
Information handed over to the NSA and other foreign agencies can reveal the most intimate details of a Canadian’s private life
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Huge win for Canadians, as Minister Bains rejects Bell Canada’s attempt to block small providers from ultra-fast Fibre Internet

Privacy pillar Canada May 11th, 2016
Decision came after nearly 80,000 people spoke out in debate widely seen as litmus test for future of Canadian telecom policy under new federal government
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