Laura Tribe

Executive Director, OpenMedia

Digital advocacy focused on Internet issues and policy. Privacy and security. Free expression and censorship. Access, affordability and the digital divide.


Laura Tribe speaks to Creative Canada and DigiCanCon results for CBC News

As Canadian Heritage released its Creative Canada initiative, the culmination of the #DigiCanCon consultation, CBC News asks OpenMedia's Laura Tribe what the Netflix investment really means for the the Internet, and more content being produced here in Canada.

The National: How your MP's website could be tracking your data for targeted campaign ads

CBC, September 11, 2019Television


Nearly a third of MPs have trackers embedded on their official websites that could allow them to target visitors with campaign ads, an investigation by CBC News reveals.

The National: Internet in South Korea a model for Canada

CBC, February 13, 2018Television


Internet access in South Korea is the fastest in the world and could be a model for Canada to follow. But a few obstacles stand in Canada's way — namely, a lack of competition that is keeping the Internet from improving.

Power & Politics: The implications of Net Neutrality repeal in the U.S. for Canada

Why would service providers hold themselves to CRTC targets when the CRTC itself won't?

The spectre of bad internet laws in Europe should be a warning shot for Canadians

New NAFTA could include tough intellectual property laws that Canada fought against in TPP

A CRTC focused on the public interest?


Laura Tribe is one of Canada’s leading digital policy experts, and strongest voices representing the public interest in regulatory and policy spaces. She has spent the last 7 years as the Executive Director of OpenMedia, a grassroots non-profit advocating for improved internet policies in Canada. Over the course of her career, Laura has developed policy recommendations curated from the input and priorities of hundreds of thousands of internet users, and put them at the forefront of government and corporate decision-making. She has testified before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), appeared before parliamentary committees, and launched a federal investigation into the RCMP’s illegal use of Stingray cell phone surveillance devices. She holds a BA in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University, and an MA in Communications from Carleton University, where she studied the intersection of human rights and information communication technologies.


  • Internet affordability
  • Internet policy
  • Digital advocacy
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Free expression
  • Censorship
  • Access
  • Digital divide