Transparency Report & Warrant Canary for the Secure Email Service Tutanota

This is Tutanota's transparency report and warrant canary information. While in Germany a gag order is legally not possible, we want to give you peace of mind with this. We will update this post every half year.

The transparency report is updated every six months.

Between the 1st of January 2016 and 30th of June 2016 Tutanota has

  • received requests for user data in 30 cases.
  • released encrypted user data because of a valid German court order in 1 case.

Since Tutanota's launch in 2014 until the 1st of January 2016 Tutanota has

  • received requests for user data in 15 cases.
  • released encrypted user data because of a valid German court order in 3 cases.

We only release individual mailboxes if we receive a valid German court order. We have no ability to decrypt any user data. The only data available on our servers is metadata (to, from, date). In general, we do not log users' IP addresses and we strip IP addresses from emails sent and received.

Warrant Canary

Tutanota has never received any National Security Letters or FISA court orders, and we have not been subject to any gag order by a FISA court. We have never placed any backdoors in our hardware or software and have not received any requests to do so.



PS: The Transparency Report is updated every six months. The warrant canary is always up to date. If there was any request stated above, we would immediately take down the canary. If you feel insecure about whether the canary is still valid, please ask us via the comment section below. We will answer asap, latest after a couple of days.

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Matthias is co-founder and developer of Tutanota. I write code to fight for our human right to privacy. I want to create a cloud service which is so easy to use and so secure that it locks out all the spies. We really deserve better.

Posted on: 2016-07-01

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