Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

In significant win for citizens, CRTC framework prevents telecom providers from engaging in discriminatory data pricing practices

Privacy pillar Canada April 20th, 2017
Today’s ruling strengthens Net Neutrality protections by discouraging telecom providers from zero-rating certain apps and services and not others
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After years of secrecy, RCMP finally admits to using mass cell phone surveillance tools on Canadians

Privacy pillar Canada April 05th, 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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#DigiCanCon consultation results show Canadians need affordable Internet access to support Canadian content in the 21st century

Privacy pillar Canada February 21st, 2017
Consultation results demonstrate public opposition to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen our digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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In historic decision, CRTC rules that all Canadians must have access to reliable, world-class mobile and residential Internet

Privacy pillar Canada December 21st, 2016
Today’s CRTC decision is a game-changer for rural Canadians. Trudeau government must step up and help turn this exciting vision into reality
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Affordable high-speed Internet for all Canadians: Wednesday’s CRTC decision could change the face of Canada’s digital economy

Privacy pillar Canada December 19th, 2016
Nearly 50,000 Canadians have called on the CRTC to make history by ruling that every Canadian should have reliable world-class Internet access as a basic service
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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: 10:47 am +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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OpenMedia submits intervention to critical Supreme Court of Canada case that could shape the future of free expression online

Privacy pillar Canada United States International October 05th, 2016
Today’s deadline sees all intervenors submit arguments in a case that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has called one of the most important the Court will hear this year
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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: 5:47 pm 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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