Leading digital rights organization throws support behind National Day of Action against the government's Secret Police Bill C-51

OpenMedia is encouraging Internet users across Canada to support events in over 35 cities this Saturday March 14

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Digital rights group OpenMedia is throwing its support behind a massive National Day of Action against Bill C-51 this Saturday March 14. Sparked by concerned citizens on social media platforms Facebook, and reddit, events are being organized right across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax. OpenMedia is supporting the day of action by launching an online action platform to empower those speaking out against C-51 at http://StopC51.ca

Public opinion is rapidly turning against the bill, with a recent EKOS opinion poll revealing that only 29% of Canadians would give up personal privacy safeguards in order to boost spy agency powers. Over 75,000 people have already spoken out online in recent weeks calling on Prime Minister Harper to rein in the unaccountable powers and violations of our civil liberties contained in Bill C-51.

"This bill encourages reckless sharing of our sensitive private information, dangerous new powers for CSIS, and offers zero accountability or oversight," said Steve Anderson, OpenMedia Executive Director. "Everyone knows the Conservative government is bad on privacy issues, but Bill C-51 takes it to a whole new level."

Read more: https://openmedia.ca/news/leading-digital-rights-organization-throws-support-behind-national-day-action-against-government%E2%80%99s-s

SOURCE OpenMedia.ca

For further information: David Christopher, Communications Manager, OpenMedia, 1-778-232-1858, david@openmedia.ca

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