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An illustration of the EU addressing default apps with the DMA
  • Opinion
  • Privacy news
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
An illustration of Proton Mail's multiple layers of security
  • Opinion
  • 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
An illustration of four locks.
  • Opinion
  • Privacy news
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
An illustration of the DMA acting as a counterbalance to Big Tech's power.
  • Privacy news
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
An illustration of WhatsApp after its new privacy policies are implemented.
  • Privacy news
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
  • Opinion
  • Privacy news
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
An illustration of the EU anti-encryption proposal.
  • Opinion
  • Privacy news
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,
An illustration of Big Tech monetization
  • Privacy news
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
  • Privacy news
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
An illustration of the Court of Justice for the EU banning indiscriminate metadata collection and retention.
  • Privacy news
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
Illustration of searching for privacy-focused email services.
  • Privacy news
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