PayPal says SORRY.. Unblocks NSA-Proof ProtonMail PayPal Account
PayPal has unblocked the ProtonMail PayPal Account saying it was a technical fault. ProtonMail was raising funds via Indiegogo to build an email service which provided end-to-end encryption.
On monday, PayPal had blocked the ProtonMail Account questioning whether the service provided was legal or not and was approved by the government. Within 24 hours ProtonMail reported that the block was lifted by the Payment Goliath. ProtonMail also thanked users who supported their cause through Facebook too.
PayPal recently made changes to the way it handled accounts of people who were using crowdfunding sites to support their ideas. In response to customer feedback we established a streamlined process to specifically support crowdfunding campaigns. This process involves engaging crowdfunding campaign owners early on to clearly understand their campaign goals and help them ensure their campaigns are compliant with our policies and government regulations.
In the case of ProtonMail, a technical problem this week resulted in PayPal applying restrictions to the account. We have contacted ProtonMail today to solve this and can confirm that ProtonMail is able to receive or send funds through PayPal again. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.