Privacy News

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
Recently, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a report calling for a ban on surveillance-based ads. In solidarity, Proton joined the other undersigned organizations in sending the following letter on Wednesday, July 7th, to EU and US regulators.
At Proton, we have always stood for an internet that protects privacy, enables freedom, and serves the interests of everyone. We have consistently spoken out against recent anti-encryption efforts and worked to preserve privacy while making the inter
Over the past two weeks, Microsoft clients using its Exchange servers, which includes tens of thousands of government agencies and private corporations around the world, have fallen victim to a series of hacks that have compromised their data. The br
In December 2020, The Council of the European Union released a five-page resolution that called for the EU to pass new rules to govern the use of end-to-end encryption in Europe. We strongly oppose this resolution because it foreshadows an attack on
Just a handful of massive companies, with wealth greater than some countries, controls almost every aspect of the internet. They can decide which voices to amplify or silence, which businesses to boost or crush (or acquire), and what personal data th
Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, has forced an ultimatum upon WhatsApp’s users: share future transactional data and metadata from the end-to-end encrypted messenger with Facebook, or lose access to your WhatsApp account.  Users are being informed of
According to a survey of 2,070 UK adults, roughly 90% of Brits are worried about their online data remaining private, but 20% don’t use any data protection practices at all. At Proton, we’re leading the fight for an internet where privacy is the def
On Dec. 14, 2020, the Council of the European Union, which is made up of government ministers from the 27 EU member countries, released a vague, five-page resolution that calls for new rules to govern the use of encryption in Europe. The resolution,
The saying goes that if you aren’t paying for a product, you are the product. As a Facebook, Google, or Twitter user, it’s easy to think of yourself as the customer. But there’s a reason why you get access to these attractive and user-friendly servic
Late Tuesday night, a US congressional subcommittee investigating the major tech companies for anti-competitive practices released its much-anticipated report. The document, over 400 pages long, describes an internet that is highly centralized around