Proton Mail recovery email leads to arrest of Catalan activist

Update: On May 15, 2024, we made some minor adjustments to clarify statements concerning the nature of Proton’s involvement in the case.

Last week’s news of Proton Mail disclosing a user’s recovery email to the Spanish police that was used to identify and arrest a pro-Catalan protester is likely to have unsettled activists in Europe and beyond. 


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