Opinion

Today is World Wide Web Day, when the world celebrates all the amazing things that were enabled when Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a member of our advisory board, created the building blocks of the web at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
After years of frustration and inaction, the world has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rein in Big Tech’s power. The EU advanced its landmark Digital Markets Act, South Korea put its foot down on unfair practices, and places like India, Japan, and Aus
The freedom of the press is essential to democracy and allows you to be aware of whether your rights are being respected. Unfortunately, journalists worldwide are facing unprecedented intimidation, surveillance, and censorship. This is why Proton has
This International Women’s Day, we’re taking the opportunity to talk to some of the world’s top female pioneers in data privacy and security. Here is just a small glimpse into the contributions that female academics, journalists, and scientists have
The clock may be ticking on Google, Apple, and other tech giants’ ability to impose their email apps on users as default settings. If EU regulators are serious about fair competition in digital markets, letting people choose their own email app shoul
Last updated 2 February 2022 On 2 July 2020, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the EARN IT Act (an acronym that stands for Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020). It then died, never receiving
US citizens, conditioned to expect inaction from Congress, have increasingly turned elsewhere for swift action on today’s pressing issues, including when it comes to privacy. With no major Congressional privacy bill anywhere near passing, more and mo
As we come to the end of Data Privacy Week, it’s important to take stock of our progress. Yes, building an internet where privacy is the default is hard work, and yes, we still have a long way to go, but there were promising developments in 2021 for
The internet allows people to easily express themselves, come together, and access information. It is also a gateway to education, information, communication, employment, and enjoyment. When oppressive governments shut down the internet, they are kno
It’s not perfect, but EU lawmakers still have time to save the DMA by letting people choose the core apps that come installed on their devices. On Monday, November 22, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (I
After being left behind when it comes to tackling Big Tech by the EU and its own states, the US government is finally taking action. Maybe.  In June, members of the US House of Representatives introduced six major bills to regulate Big Tech that, if