There is exciting news today for those concerned with a public interest perspective on a range of online issues. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic have jointly announced the creation of Online Rights Canada, a new grassroots organization focused on technology and information policy issues. ORC is initially focused on Internet surveillance and copyright reform, but it is clear that there is potential for much more.
Canada has long needed more voices representing the public interest on technology law issues. I think CIPPIC was a great step forward in that regard and the creation of ORC will only enhance efforts to ensure that the Canadian policy process includes all stakeholders. Give ORC a quick visit, sign their lawful access petition, and get involved!