We believe a better world starts with privacy and digital freedom
Proton was born in Switzerland in 2014 when a team of scientists who met at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) decided to build a better internet where privacy is the default.
It started with the World Wide Web
We created Proton to provide an alternative
Internet for the people, by the people
About Proton AG
We launched Proton in the summer of 2014 after a successful public crowdfunding campaign in which over 10,000 individuals donated over $500,000 to bring our shared vision to life. Since then, Proton AG (Switzerland) has grown to become the world's leading privacy company, used by millions globally, but we have never forgotten our humble beginnings.
Proton exists to serve the world. Our first and only obligation is always to the Proton community, not advertisers or other third parties. We do not compromise your trust by selling your data and never will. We are committed to fighting for privacy and freedom online and will always stand up to defend an internet that serves the interests of all people.