Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Privacy Coalition experts urge Prime Minister to heed serious concerns about Online Spying Bill C-13 and to rethink Privacy Commissioner nomination

May 30th, 2014
Letter to PM from leading Privacy Coalition experts sets out detailed critique of how Bill C-13 undermines privacy and calls for rethink of Privacy Commissioner nomination
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Nearly 100,000 speaking out as U.S. FCC pushes ahead with proposal that could create an Internet Slow Lane

May 15th, 2014
Huge public outcry succeeds in forcing FCC to back away from officially endorsing Big Telecom’s Slow Lane plan
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Canadian Internet freedom group launches campaign against proposed Internet Slow Lane plan in the U.S.

May 12th, 2014
Crucial U.S. FCC meeting on Thursday could mean many of Canadians’ favourite websites and online services slow to a crawl due to the gutting “Net Neutrality” rules.
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Groundbreaking new book by leading privacy experts launched as government comes under increasing pressure on online spying

May 07th, 2014
Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada reveals how Canadians are increasingly leading their lives under pervasive government surveillance and shows how out-of-control government spying can be curbed
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Huge international campaign beams 3.1 million signature petition count on prominent buildings in Washington, D.C.

May 01st, 2014
Massive numbers of people are speaking out against fast track legislation and Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy as Senate Finance Committee prepares for crucial TPP hearing following President Obama’s return to Washington
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As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canadian Internet freedom group takes message directly to U.S. Capitol

April 21st, 2014
Canada’s OpenMedia leads huge international campaign shining “Stop the Secrecy” spotlight on prominent buildings in Washington D.C. to protest TPP’s secretive Internet Censorship plan
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900 Social Insurance Numbers stolen due to Heartbleed,  breaches of private citizen data affecting over 725,000 of us; OpenMedia.ca available to comment

April 14th, 2014
Canadians deserve answers from the government about what it’s doing to keep our private data secure, says community-based group working to protect the privacy of all Canadians
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Government’s digital strategy leaves Canada stuck in the slow lane - fails to tackle stark digital divide and national digital deficit

April 04th, 2014
Canadians deserve so much more than just warmed-up leftovers from previous government announcements: new strategy means Canada will likely fall even further behind its global counterparts on Internet affordability, access, and speed
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With Canada plummeting in Internet world rankings, Canadians tell Minister Moore not to squander our $5.2bn Digital Endowment

March 26th, 2014
Government should invest digital windfall from sale of public spectrum assets into tackling Canada’s national digital deficit and growing digital divide
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