IMO strong bastions of privacy that would be willing to shield users from the law, are not sustainable. There are many "bulletproof" services on the Internet. They come and go like the wind. They inevitable attract the worst criminals, and get infiltrated/raided/seized/shutdown.
Even in the past, the stronger Swiss privacy laws would not have changed the outcome in this case.
nosferatu "protected by Swiss privacy laws"
That statement is too easy to misinterpret. Criminals be dumb, and think that such a statement can help them.
nosferatu if privacy is your goal, then services like those provided by Proton may not be your best option.
I disagree. I think people don't often ask themselves the all important, "Privacy from whom?"
I moved to Proton because Gmail was getting more and more crazy with my data. In my Google profile, there was a history of "purchases", that were scraped from emailed receipts from Amazon. That was the last straw.
I didn't start using Proton because I wanted to do crime. I can understand some people disagree with the laws of their own country when those laws aren't "common" among more free/permissive countries like Switzerland. For them, their actions may be a crime in their home country, can benefit from the change in jurisdiction.
But for those who want to commit crimes that are crimes pretty much everywhere... then just changing jurisdictions to Switzerland isn't going to help. At most you are just giving LE extra steps.
So if the answer to "Privacy from whom?", is "from all law enforcement, everywhere", then services like those provided by Proton or Mullvad may not be your best option.