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
Ever since it was created at CERN in 1991, the World Wide Web has revolutionized our lives. However, for many of us, the only way to benefit from the internet today is to hand over vast amounts of personal data to companies that prioritize profits over privacy. In many parts of the world, governments abuse this data to limit the freedom of their citizens.
We created Proton to provide an alternative
Proton was born out of a desire to build an internet that puts people before profits, create a world where everyone is in control of their digital lives, and make digital freedom a reality. In this new world, you can communicate with whomever you want, protect your data and identity, avoid having your data sold, and safeguard against cybercrime.
Internet for the people, by the people
About Proton AG
Our online data is more than just a collection of ones and zeros. It contains our lives, our stories, our friends, our families, and our hopes and aspirations.