A former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix described the company’s safe e-mail setup to disguise conversation between two parties. ProtonMail is the e-mail system of a Swiss company ensuring that no one has any access to decoded e-mail services except for the participants of conversation.
Moreover, the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Ordinance (DPO) which provide the highest secrecy protection in the world for both individuals and companies defend all user data. ProtonMail is not covered by US and EU jurisdiction, consequently it is only the Cantonal Court of Geneva or the Swiss Federal Supreme Court can force the company to provide immensely restricted information they have.
The company erases the traces by means of deletion of send letters in two hours after they have been read as Alexander Nix said in his interview to the secret reporter of Channel 4 News last night.
In addition, unlike SnapChat, ProtonMail can perform safe communication with non-ProtonMail users. Decoded letters can be sent to Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and others. ProtonMail is also used by journalists, dissidents, doctors, lawyers, NGOs, and even by ordinary people who want to keep their privacy safe as such platforms as Facebook or Google have too much easily accessible information that will finally be misused.
ProtonMail raises the theme of democracy importance and necessity of respecting human rights. That is why it is highly significant to continue to defend people’s privacy rights today.
All in all, ProtonMail is a solution to the problem of mass data assemblage by huge tech corporations, which destroys democracy. Besides, it has been reported that there is a huge anti-abuse team within the company itself.
People there work 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to avert the misuse of the technology.
It is worth noting that VPN services are aimed at private internet use as well. In this case, traffic goes through Virtual Private Network and goes out of it being codified with the special key. VPN is one of the ways to keep yourself private on the network.