We advance society by advancing freedom
At Proton, our social mission is at the heart of all we do. We believe in building an internet that works for people and not just for profit.
Proton provides free and open-source technology to millions of people and organizations to expand access to privacy, security, and freedom online.
Direct action for a better world
Violence, intimidation, and exile from Belarus
For journalists working in war zones or under repressive governments, digital security and privacy can be the difference between life and death
Defending freedom through technology
Keeping your contacts safe
Preventing advanced attacks
Defending against censorship
Free and open-source software
Protecting data under the most challenging circumstances has directly led to innovations that benefit all Proton users
Standing with our community no matter what
During the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, many tech companies, including Apple, turned their backs on the demonstrators in order to preserve access to the Chinese market. Proton Mail stepped in and provided free encrypted email services to activists working on the ground.
Hong Kong activist Nathan Law
Former Hong Kong legislator and Proton user Nathan Law describes how freedom and privacy are under attack in Hong Kong. In 2020, with the help of the Proton community, we raised $100,000 for humanitarian relief for Hong Kong activists who were violently suppressed.
Advocacy for greater privacy
Through our policy, government affairs, and legal team in Brussels and Geneva, we provide testimony and thought leadership to advance regulatory and legislative solutions that protect privacy and fair competition, both of which are essential to democracy. We participate in Swiss and EU discussions, and our work has been cited in US Congressional reports. We’re also an active participant at the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum.
Education and training
Email encryption: A helmet for cyberspace
At the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, we organized a training session to educate investigative journalists on how to properly use email encryption to protect their communication privacy while working under repressive governments.
GDPR.EU: The definitive GDPR guide
With the support of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, Proton is the publisher and maintainer of GDPR.EU, the definitive guide to GDPR compliance that has become an invaluable tool for businesses large and small.
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