Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Business Leaders pen an open letter warning the government that Bill C-51 will cause serious damage to Canadian businesses

Privacy pillar Canada April 20th, 2015
60 leading businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors warn that “unbalanced” legislation will undermine operations and international trust in Canadian businesses
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Dozens of community events are taking place across Canada on Saturday to #RejectFear and #StopC51

Privacy pillar Canada April 17th, 2015
Events have been organized not by organizations, but by everyday Canadians wanting to take a stand against what experts have described as a “Secret Police” bill
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In win for customers, Federal Court of Appeal denies Bell Mobility’s request to continue controversial Mobile TV service until court case is resolved

Privacy pillar Canada March 23rd, 2015
Court rules that Bell must stop discriminating against competing apps and services as per CRTC order, allowing other content providers to operate on a level playing field.
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New Pick-and-Pay rules will mean added flexibility, but still forces Canadians to pay for Big Telecom channels they don’t want

Privacy pillar Canada March 19th, 2015
Canadians will be able to pick and choose which TV channels they want to purchase, beyond a slimmed-down basic package. However, the new rules won’t come fully into force until December 2016.
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Breaking: Forum Poll reveals huge swing against Secret Police Bill C-51, with majority of Canadians now opposing the bill

Privacy pillar Canada March 17th, 2015
Canadians oppose Bill C-51 by 50% to 38%; two-thirds of Liberals oppose the bill despite Trudeau’s support; opposition to the bill has tripled in the six weeks since it was first announced.
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Leading Digital Rights, Pro-Democracy, and Civil Liberties organizations rally support for Saturday’s Day of Action across Canada to stop Bill C-51

Access pillar Privacy pillar Canada March 12th, 2015
Over 55 non-partisan events in every province across Canada confirmed for Saturday March 14, as numbers speaking out online top 83,000
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Meghan Sali from OpenMedia to provide crowdsourced testimony to Parliamentary committee about how Bill S-4 will undermine privacy and lead to widespread abuse of copyright system

Privacy pillar United States International March 11th, 2015
Sali will amplify the voices of Canadians and experts worried about how Bill S-4 would massively expand the warrantless disclosure of personal information
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Historic Win for Internet as FCC announces strong new rules to save Net Neutrality after over 5 million Internet users spoke out

Privacy pillar United States International February 26th, 2015
February 26, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission has just announced strong new Net Neutrality rules. Experts say the new rules will entrench net neutrality and prevent telecom conglomerates from creating ‘slow lanes’ on the Internet. The rules came after a massive, year-long grassroots campaign involving over 5 million people from across the U.S. and around the globe. The campaign was organized by an inspiring coalition of open Internet groups, public interest groups, civil rights organizations and web companies. Internet freedom organization OpenMedia, which yesterday parked a giant Jumbotron opposite the FCC to stream thousands of citizen comments, is hailing the FCC’s announcement as a landmark win for Internet users everywhere.
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In big win for Internet users, CRTC finds Bell Mobility unlawfully made competing mobile video apps and services more expensive

Privacy pillar Canada January 29th, 2015
Following case taken by concerned Canadians and public interest groups, CRTC says mobile providers cannot markup independent services like Netflix to give their own content an unfair advantage
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