Privacy News

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
Over the past several years, data retention laws have become more and more popular in European countries. These require internet service providers, telecom companies, and online platforms to store metadata about their users, making it much easier for
The number of Google searches in all languages for a privacy-focused Gmail alternative (e.g., “private email” or “encrypted email”) increased 39 percent worldwide between May 2019 and April 2020.  This surge in interest is a promising sign that onli
On Wednesday, the CEOs of four massive tech companies — Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon — testified before a congressional investigation about those companies’ anti-competitive practices. The CEOs were eager to portray their companies as under c