Choosing the perfect email provider for your business

May 6th, 2021 in Articles & News

Modern business email tools are often built to get you in and out of your inbox as fast as possible, keeping you informed and organized. Often, however, this efficiency comes at the cost of privacy and security. You also need an email provider that helps keep your sensitive data secure, not one that is a …

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Proton Calendar beta is now available for everyone who uses ProtonMail

April 14th, 2021 in Releases

Proton Calendar, our privacy-focused calendar app, is now available in beta on Android and web for everyone who has a ProtonMail account. Protected by the same end-to-end encryption used in ProtonMail, this simple, easy-to-use, and intuitive calendar will help you stay on top of your schedule while securing your data. If you already have ProtonMail, …

Guide for HIPAA compliant email for therapists

April 9th, 2021 in Articles & News

As with all healthcare professionals in the United States, therapists need to be HIPAA compliant. They must follow the complex set of interlocking rules that make up the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The purpose of these rules is to secure patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), as defined in the HIPAA Security Rule, …

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Proton news and updates

March 26th, 2021 in Articles & News

Over the past year, a lot has happened that we have not always been able to share on our blog due to all the work going on. Recently, we have been focused on building a completely new version of ProtonMail for web and mobile (which you can preview at beta.protonmail.com). We’re also working on launching …

Complete guide to selecting a HIPAA compliant email service

March 24th, 2021 in Privacy

This article is part of a series discussing various aspects of HIPAA compliance. ProtonMail is the world’s largest secure email provider, used by millions to protect their messages. We provide HIPAA compliant email to thousands of organizations, and we created this guide to explain how to select the best HIPAA compliant email provider for your …

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The Microsoft Exchange hack might be one of the worst breaches of all time – We need a new approach to email security

March 16th, 2021 in Articles & 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 breach started with a group of state-sponsored hackers attributed to China known as Hafnium, but more …

What is HIPAA compliance? A healthcare privacy guide for organizations

February 18th, 2021 in Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines how healthcare services and their business associates in the United States handle sensitive data about their clients.  Regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), it is a collection of closely aligned regulations aimed at ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of personal medical data. …

Best WhatsApp alternatives that respect your privacy

February 15th, 2021 in Articles & News

News that WhatsApp has been sharing large amounts of highly personal data with Facebook since 2016 has led a large number of unhappy users to look for an alternative messaging app that genuinely respects their privacy. At Proton, we view end-to-end encryption as a core requirement for any messenger app that claims to be secure …

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Why Big Tech deplatforming should be deeply disturbing for everyone, regardless of your politics

February 11th, 2021 in Articles & News

So many of today’s issues are viewed through a political lens, and that includes Big Tech deplatforming. But in reality, deplatforming is a problem worthy of deeper critical reflection as it touches on topics that are fundamental to democracy itself.  Once thought of as an untameable jungle of free speech, the internet is now a …

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Update about the service interruption on Feb. 1, 2021

February 7th, 2021 in Articles & News

Proton’s servers experienced an outage on Monday that interrupted service for users for about one hour. In line with our policy of full transparency and disclosure, we are publishing the results of our internal investigation into the incident. The outage began around 7:30 AM CET and impacted all Proton services for approximately one hour. No …

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EU citizens’ rights are under threat from anti-encryption proposals

January 28th, 2021 in Articles & 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 encryption. We were not the only European-based end-to-end encrypted service that was alarmed …

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The DMA could help make the internet a level playing field – but is the EU serious about taking on Big Tech?

January 26th, 2021 in Articles & 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 they will collect and monetize, all with almost no accountability or oversight. This centralization of …

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