Proton wins Swiss court appeal over surveillance laws

Friday, 22. October 2021 14:03

Proton AG, the Swiss secure e-mail behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, won on Friday its appeal regarding the treatment it had received under the Swiss telecommunications governance law.

The Swiss Federal Administrative Court upheld its appeal based on the company's previously instated obligation to monitor traffic but confirmed Proton's claim that it is not subject to the same data retention requirements imposed on telecommunications providers.

"We expect there to be further attempts to force tech companies to undermine privacy in both Switzerland and abroad, and we are committed to continuing to challenge this through both our encryption technology and through the courts," Proton Chief Executive Andy Yen said.

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