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CBC: Great to See Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien welcoming our community's Privacy Plan

Check out this great media coverage of our Privacy Plan, a crowdsourced plan to fix Canada's privacy deficit. Over 125,000 took part in this process and we're happy to know your views on privacy have been endorsed by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien. You can read the complete plan here: https://PrivacyPlan.ca/

Article by Kady O'Malley for CBC News

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Topics: Online Spying

Our positive crowdsourced action plan to turn the Bill C-51 debate on its head and restore the privacy rights of every Canadian

A version of this article by our David Christopher was originally published by The Tyee, as part of a new series about Canada's Privacy Plan

Today’s the big day, folks: this morning, OpenMedia is launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from everyday Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end mass surveillance, and restore the privacy rights of everyone who lives in Canada.

Check out Canada’s Privacy Plan right now at PrivacyPlan.ca or download the full 96-page report as a PDF right here. And join with leading experts today (Wed) at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a live Facebook discussion about the privacy challenges Canada faces.

We wrote this plan together, Canada: this 96-page report is packed with ideas and feedback from over 100,000 Canadians, including over 10,000 of you who used this crowdsourcing tool to provide detailed input on how you want to tackle our privacy deficit.

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Topics: Online Spying

Together we won a major court battle with Big Telecom over the wireless code of conduct

You may have already heard the news, but today, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected Big Telecom’s efforts to delay the implementation of the Wireless Code of Conduct, which mobile phone and Internet users across this country fought hard for and won nearly two years ago.

In its ruling, the court stated that the CRTC “...has the right to make the Wireless Code applicable to contracts concluded before the Code came into effect.”

At the heart of the court case was the issue of timing, and whether the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) had the power to grant the new customer protections brought on by the code before pre-existing three year contracts expired.

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CJFE Review: True free expression requires privacy

This article by our David Christopher was originally published by Canadian Journalists For Free Expression in the 2015 CJFE Review. 

“If I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to fear.” This is perhaps the most common reason people give for shrugging off stories about government intelligence agencies, like the National Security Agency (NSA) in the U.S. and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in Canada, spying on their own country’s citizens.

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