Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Canada agrees to modified version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the U.S.

Free Expression pillar Canada November 10th, 2017
The government’s decision demonstrates a blatant disregard for the voices of Canadians, coming only days after the national consultation on TPP closed.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:05 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

Access pillar Canada November 10th, 2017
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 4:05 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

Free Expression pillar Canada November 09th, 2017
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:05 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

Access pillar Canada United States International November 03rd, 2017
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:05 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Win for Canadians as Mélanie Joly puts Internet at centre of our cultural future

Free Expression pillar Canada September 28th, 2017
Creative Canada policy framework rules out new Internet taxes, safeguards Net Neutrality, and embraces a digital future for Canadian culture
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 2:05 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

As MEPs prepare for key vote, German government joins growing criticism of European Commission’s content censorship proposals

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 19th, 2017
In a potentially game-changing development, the EU’s largest member is joining six other nations in questioning the legality of the Commission’s proposed copyright changes
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 9:05 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools

Free Expression pillar Canada September 14th, 2017
A complaint launched by OpenMedia into the use of IMSI-catchers (a.k.a Stingrays) reveals that six warrantless deployments of the device violated the Charter
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EU states raise questions about how new copyright law would be at odds with fundamental rights

Free Expression pillar International September 05th, 2017
Article 13 of the proposed updates to the Copyright Directive is in direct conflict with existing EU legislation and creates an unworkable legal framework
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 9:05 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Leaked copyright proposal shows momentum building behind positive alternative to the Link Tax

Free Expression pillar International August 31st, 2017
Documents from the Council of the EU reveal that member states are divided on whether to impose controversial new fees on the sharing of links and news snippets online
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 9:05 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

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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