Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Breaking - New Liberal Bill takes meaningful steps to rein in spy agency CSEC and improve oversight and judicial control

Access pillar Privacy pillar United States International June 18th, 2014
Privacy campaigners consider Liberal proposals to boost oversight, judicial control, and transparency over Canadian spy agency CSEC a welcome first step toward reining in the eavesdropping agency
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Canada’s leading privacy experts unite behind Ottawa Statement, offer high-level proposals to rein in mass surveillance

Access pillar United States International May 21st, 2014
Over 35 leading academics and 19 organizations sign on in support of the Ottawa Statement on Mass Surveillance, which sets out what needs to be done to protect Canadians from out-of-control mass surveillance
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Digital Privacy Act does almost nothing to tackle central privacy concern for Canadians: reckless and expensive government surveillance

Access pillar United States International April 08th, 2014
Incoherent for government to advance protections on commercial privacy, while at same time advancing Bill C-13 which would throw door open to widespread government surveillance of law-abiding Canadians
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Parliament resumes debate on Online Spying Bill that provides immunity for telecom companies who are helping authorities spy on Canadians without a warrant

Access pillar United States International March 25th, 2014
Government trying to smuggle through unpopular online spying measures that would grant immunity to telecom providers that hand over private information without a warrant
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Hard-hitting video released that highlights how Peter MacKay’s online spying legislation would let a range of government officials spy on law-abiding Canadians without oversight

Access pillar United States International March 05th, 2014
Canadians have come together from across the political spectrum to denounce Bill C-13, which would give a range of authorities access to the private lives of Canadians without a warrant
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Thousands of innocent Canadian air travellers monitored and spied on by the government - full independent inquiry urgently needed, says OpenMedia.ca

Access pillar United States International January 30th, 2014
OpenMedia.ca says Canadians deserve a transparent independent investigation and total overhaul of failed government spy agency CSEC’s oversight, following confirmation that the agency has been monitoring and tracking the precise movements of thousands of Canadians without cause
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