ProtonMail provides IP address of climate activist – archived source

Etienne – Tek Retweeted

So @ProtonMail received a legal request from Europol through Swiss authorities to provide information about Youth for Climate action in Paris, they provided the IP address and information on the type of device used to the police

Etienne – Tek added, @OnEstLaTech

Une explication @ProtonMail ?

12:47 PM – 5 Sep 2021

Etienne – Tek‏ @tenacioustek 36m36 minutes ago

Now, of course Protonmail has to comply with Swiss law, but is that what you mean by “No personal information is required to create your secure email account. By default, we do not keep any IP logs which can be linked to your anonymous email account. Your privacy comes first.”

Etienne – Tek‏ @tenacioustek 36m36 minutes ago

Etienne – Tek Retweeted Andy Yen

It was confirmed by @andyyen that in criminal cases, Protonmail can log IP addresses, their documentation say “in extreme criminal cases”

Etienne – Tek added,

Andy Yen @andyyen

In criminal cases, certain privacy rights can be suspended by the authorities. The legal basis and further information here: …

Etienne – Tek‏ @tenacioustek 36m36 minutes ago

IANAL, but I have a hard time seeing how young people squatting buildings in Paris is an extreme criminal case. In any case, I have an issue with this lack of transparency from ProtonMail, if any police service can ask them to log IP addresses, that is not anonymous

Kiss Cool Ninja‏ @ChickNovice 24m24 minutes ago

Replying to @tenacioustek @Hernstburgler @ProtonMail

I thought you guys were high on protecting the privacy of your customers… 🙄

Andy Yen‏ @andyyen 15m15 minutes ago

In this case, we are obligated by law to comply with the request from the Swiss Federal Office of Justice.