Encrypted mail service Tuta says it was wrongly accused of being a front for intelligence services

A German encrypted email service has denied claims by a former Canadian police intelligence officer under trial for selling sensitive secrets to criminals that it acted as a “storefront” for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Cameron Ortis, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer, who is charged with allegedly passing on sensitive operational information, claimed in a court hearing that the email service, Tutanota, was lined-up to collect intelligence on organised criminals. The claims were categorically denied by the encrypted email provider, now renamed Tuta, which said the allegations were “completely false”. Tutanota and Tuta has never and will never “operate a “storefront” for any intelligence or law enforcement agency. This would completely contradict our mission as a privacy protection organisation,” the company said in a statement.


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