Private Internet Access and Digital Rights Activism Post

We here at Private Internet Access care deeply about privacy and digital rights.

First and foremost, we fight for privacy by building a product that protects millions of people around the world. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. That’s why we’d like to announce some of our additional initiatives to protect your privacy:

  1. We’ve setup a sustaining/recurring donation of a large dollar amount to the EFF.
  2. We’ve setup a sustaining/recurring donation of a large dollar amount ($14,000.00/month USD) to Fight for the Future.
  3. The respectable defender of our civil liberties and creator of the political Pirate Party, Rick Falkvinge, has joined Private Internet Access fulltime as Head of Privacy.
  4. We continue to donate to open source projects and privacy activism groups and campaigns everywhere.

Plus, we’re blessed to be able to continue with the responsibility of protecting the privacy of society. Thank you for giving us this
opportunity.

Sincerely,
The Private Internet Access Family



Comments

  • Posts: 342
    Thanks for giving us this information. My respect for this company just increased a lot.
  • Posts: 4,013
    I agree. This is great news. We appreciate the contribution PIA is making to ensure our privacy is protected.
  • Thank You PIA
  • Posts: 600
    Very shrewd move hiring Rick Falkvinge. I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Falkvinge and look forward to seeing evidence of his contributions to the company policies of PIA. Please explain the duties and scope of powers that the "Head of Privacy" has.

    I'm also glad to see PIA making such prudent donations. Of course since it's going to 501c3 organizations it's all tax deductible, so for a company as profitable as PIA it winds up costing PIA nothing anyway. But much better to see it go to such worthy causes rather than the US Treasury.
  • Privacy is a right that we should receive.
  • @tomeworm Did you ever get a response to this?

    Please explain the duties and scope of powers that the "Head of Privacy" has.

    I'm quite interested as well.

  • Posts: 600
    @tomeworm Did you ever get a response to this?

    Please explain the duties and scope of powers that the "Head of Privacy" has.

    I'm quite interested as well.

    @sn0wmonster, I did not. Unfortunately the majority of questions I've directed to PIA have been ignored, I would say well over 70%. There's been a pattern to it, not one that can just be chalked up to mere negligence. Certain customers, such as myself (and several others in this thread), are ignored while the fanboys get prompt attention. Those questions and concerns of mine that have been answered were often very scripted and less than candid. Adding insult to injury, about half of all my questions and concerns posted in these forums have been reflexively shouted down by PIA fanboys. These are cultural issues that really need to change. PIA has lost many customers because of it, including 3 of the posters in this very thread (myself not included in that number).
  • edited November 16 Posts: 112
    @tomeworm ; The further in the past I read (forums) the more I am becoming aware. It will take some time to catch up to the extent of your experiences. I do not stand for building on broken foundations, and little questions like the one asked here deserve attention. I'm sorry it didn't get the attention it deserved previously. I'll look into it now.
    Post edited by sn0wmonster on
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