What Yahoo’s NSA Surveillance Means for Email Privacy

October 6th, 2016 in Privacy

Updated October 7, 2016 with additional clarification and analysis of Yahoo’s denial Dear ProtonMail Community, Two weeks ago, we published a security advisory regarding the mass hacking of Yahoo. Unfortunately, due to recent events, we are issuing a second advisory regarding all US email providers. What happened? This week, it was revealed that as a …

CISA Surveillance Law

A Lei americana de Vigilância CISA foi aprovada, aqui está o que podemos fazer

March 3rd, 2016 in Privacy

Na sexta-feira passada, o Congresso americano e o presidente Obama assinaram a Lei de Vigilância CISA usando métodos desleais. This is a Portuguese translated version of an Article which we originally published on December 21, 2015. We want to give special thanks to ProtonMail user jjsergio for the translation. Com essa lei veio a perda …

Swiss surveillance referendum

Swiss Surveillance Laws headed for nationwide referendum!

January 14th, 2016 in Privacy

We are happy to announce that, due to the efforts of our users and allies, the Swiss Surveillance Law will be put to a vote by the Swiss people! In September last year, the Swiss parliament passed a new surveillance law known as the Nachrichtendienstgesetzt (NDG) or la Loi sur le renseignement (Lrens). The law …

CISA Surveillance Law

CISA Surveillance Law has passed, here’s what we can do

December 21st, 2015 in Privacy

Late last Friday, the US Congress and President Obama signed into law the CISA Surveillance Law using very underhanded methods.   With it came the loss of numerous protections extremely important to internet privacy. To understand why the CISA surveillance law is bad for email privacy, we will go over some of the main points …

Swiss surveillance law

Impact of Swiss surveillance laws on secure email

December 16th, 2015 in Privacy

In September of this year, the Swiss Parliament passed a new Swiss surveillance law, known as the Nachrichtendienstgesetz (NDG) in German and la Loi sur le renseignement (LRens) en française. 2017 Update – In the months since the law was first introduced, we have had repeated contact with the Swiss government and held a meeting …

Déclaration de ProtonMail sur la Loi sur le renseignement

September 22nd, 2015 in Privacy

Full English language analysis of the laws can be found here. Article in Le Matin Dimanche (one of the largest papers in French speaking Switzerland) covering our economic arguments against the law can be found here (French). Sign the Referendum today! [Français][Deutsch] Deutsche Version weiter unten Durant la séance du Parlement d’aujourd’hui, le Conseil National …

Why Privacy Is Under Attack

November 18th, 2014 in Privacy

Updated on January 28th, 2019 Most of us at ProtonMail are part of the last generation born before the World Wide Web was created in 1989 at CERN in Switzerland. In the previous 30 years, the web has transformed our world, and we now spend more and more of our lives online. A lot of good has …

Transparency Report

May 18th, 2014 in Privacy

Updated on 24.04.2019 From time to time, ProtonMail may receive requests for assistance from law enforcement authorities. As a strict general rule, ProtonMail only complies with legally binding requests that have been approved by Swiss authorities. Moreover, under article 271 of the Swiss Criminal Code, it is an offence to comply with foreign requests that …

ProtonMail and Google Analytics

March 7th, 2014 in Privacy

Update: We no longer use Google Analytics for metrics used to better serve our users. We’re instead using a self hosted version of Matomo. For more details about our analytics and logging policies, please visit our privacy policy. Many people have asked us why a service that promises users are anonymous is using Google Analytics. First, …

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