Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:47 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New elections legislation fails to address privacy concerns

Access pillar Canada April 30th, 2018
Bill C-76 fails to provide the necessary protections for citizens’ personal data or limit exemptions for political parties.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:47 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Civil society groups request Canadian government release NAFTA public consultation results in advance of any agreements

Access pillar Canada April 10th, 2018
11 organizations urge the federal government to release over 45,000 NAFTA public consultation submissions and fulfil its promises of transparency.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:47 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

Access pillar United States International December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 11:47 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

Access pillar Canada International August 18th, 2017
Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions
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Statement welcoming Trudeau & Joly’s decision to rule out an Internet Tax

Access pillar Canada June 15th, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly have firmly ruled out an Internet Tax. Not surprisingly, we're giving this move a warm welcome.
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Consumer rights committee approves anti-consumer Link Tax

Access pillar International June 08th, 2017
IMCO committee ignores public outcry and votes in favour of the innovation-killing publishers’ right
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:47 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

Access pillar United States International April 26th, 2017
House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week
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European Parliament deals major blow to Commission plans for a Link Tax, as Copyright Rapporteur recommends MEPs reject the idea

Access pillar International March 08th, 2017
Closely-watched report recommends that plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be removed from draft legislation, but doesn’t go far enough to address concerns about content censorship
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 6:47 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Release of first batch of security consultation submissions is big win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds

Access pillar Canada February 15th, 2017
Submissions from 12,156 Canadians have been published online by Public Safety Canada, with remaining submissions expected to be made public in the coming weeks
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