Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

Privacy pillar Canada June 28th, 2017
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests
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Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

Privacy pillar Canada June 05th, 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

Privacy pillar International 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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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: 1:42 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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