Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

‘Lie, Lie, Deny’: Oversight won’t change the culture at the RCMP

June 10th, 2021
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds the RCMP’s use of facial recognition technology broke the law, but the RCMP is refusing to change its culture of deceit and denial
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Bryan Short

Digital Rights Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:56 pm 1-888-441-2640 ext. 705

Privacy Commissioners find police use of Clearview AI violated privacy rights of Canadians

February 03rd, 2021
Clearview AI’s indiscriminate facial recognition technology an “affront” to Canadians’ privacy rights, says joint investigation report
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates welcome major overhaul to Canada’s privacy law

November 17th, 2020
Bill C-11 provides much-needed protections for individuals’ data privacy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

COVID Shield could be a positive first step for privacy

June 18th, 2020
But there is much more to do to substantively address COVID-19 and privacy
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

April 30th, 2020
Internet has been a critical lifeline throughout COVID-19, but many in rural Canada are being left behind.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

November 13th, 2019
Incumbents’ tantrum over fair wholesale rates continues with petition to Governor in Council
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Good news for Internet affordability, as CRTC lowers wholesale broadband Internet rates

August 15th, 2019
Lower barriers for smaller providers means people in Canada may see more choice and lower Internet prices on the horizon
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:56 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2