Swiss e-mail provider wins appeal against data retention obligation

Monday 25 October 2021 | 15:08 CET | News
Proton, a Swiss provider of the secure e-mail service ProtonMail, has won an appeal before the Federal Administrative Court against the Swiss Post and Telecommunications Surveillance Service (PTSS). The court clarified that e-mail services are not subject to data retention requirements because they are not considered telecommunications providers in Switzerland, Reuters reports. 

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