ProtonMail was forced to release a user IP address to Swiss authorities, though it had a good reason. Read more about it here.

ProtonMail is a service lauded for its commitment to privacy. It’s a particular favorite amongst journalists, as it can be used by whistleblowers and the like securely without fear of revealing their identity. However, ProtonMail was recently compelled by Swiss authorities to release the IP address it had logged of a user, though it had a good reason.

@a_Ha@lemmy.ml
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Reason … spoiler :
bomb threat hoax, so : Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus
on 2021-May-23

@oh_jeez_rick@lemmy.ml
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How … spoiler: Protonmail safes the IP address when creating a new account.

Jesse
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Yeah, this isn’t news.

Halce
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They shouldn’t even collect it for long enough to be able to hand it over.

@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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Any webservice or page is required by law to give access to a user’s data, if there is a court order, if it does not, it runs the risk of closure and the accusation of the owner for hindering justice.

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