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Season 8 | Episode 16

Fighting the Privacy Washing of Big Tech with ProtonMail

Andy Yen, Founder & CEO at Proton, discusses how big tech is presenting a false sense of privacy to its users—and why this is dangerous. He also unpacks the confusion between privacy and anonymity, and how where you live impacts your right to each.

Show Notes

In this episode of The Brave Technologist Podcast, we discuss:

  • How Proton has attracted users and early adopters while sticking to a privacy-first marketing strategy.
  • What we can learn from the cultural shift to environmental responsibility as it relates to privacy, and to the future rules of the Internet.
  • Why being in control of your privacy starts with owning your identity.

Guest List

The amazing cast and crew:

  • Andy Yen - Founder & CEO at Proton

    Andy Yen is the Founder and CEO of Proton, one of the fastest growing consumer tech companies in Europe. Proton offers the world’s first privacy-by-default ecosystem, providing encrypted email, calendar, file storage, VPN, identity management, and more, all built on the principle of “your data, your rules.” Andy launched Proton’s first product, ProtonMail—now the world’s largest encrypted email service—in 2014 while working as a CERN scientist. Since then, Andy has become a leading voice in the global privacy movement. Today, Proton has more than 100M accounts and a team of more than 400 people worldwide.

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Shedding light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
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