On the one-year anniversary of #TellVicEverything it’s time for pro-privacy commitment from the government
Today, February 16, 2013 marks the one-year anniversary of the #TellVicEverything Twitter campaign, which went viral and saw thousands of Canadians creatively and successfully voicing their opposition to the government's controversial online spying Bill C-30.
Almost one year later, on February 11, 2013, we saw a huge victory when the government bowed to pressure from nearly 150,000 Canadians and shelved Bill C-30!
We are both jubilant and vigilant about our victory against online spying Bill C-30. The long term hard work of the pro-Internet community got results, and we won’t let the government slip any new online spying plans past us.
Now, to commemorate #TellVicEverything and to celebrate Canadians’ success in stopping the online spying bill, we’re sending the government a reminder that we deserve a pro-privacy commitment and insist that they commit to a pro-privacy, pro-Internet agenda for Canada that won’t allow any invasions of our privacy to be included in legislation, regulations or lobbyist driven international agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Today, let’s celebrate our win and call on the government to make a pro-privacy commitment to end threats to our online privacy. Onward!