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How to contact CFE securely

Our regular contact information is here. To contact the Centre for Free Expression and keep your communications secure, please read the guideline below.

Options for contacting CFE securely

You can set up a free Proton account and use it to send us encrypted email at GovernmentIntegrity@protonmail.com. Proton is a free, end-to-end encrypted email service developed by MIT and CERN scientists with servers in Switzerland, which has strong privacy laws.

Note: Because Proton does not require authentication, you can even remain anonymous. If you prefer this option, do not connect the account to a cell phone or email account when you sign up for Proton.

Resources for protecting your privacy
If you want more in-depth information on secure communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides comprehensive, authoritative advice here about how you can and should protect your privacy.

You can use the free messaging app, Signal, to send us encrypted text messages, and also to hold secure voice conversations. You first install Signal on your smart phone, tablet or computer and then use the app to send messages or to make a voice connection. The messages and voice connections are encrypted digitally. Our Signal account number is: 647-478-6726

Notes:
(1) This is not a phone number but the number Signal uses when you send a message or call through the app. If you call this number from your phone, rather than using the Signal app, you will create an electronic record of your attempt to reach us, and your call will not be answered.
(2) Signal requires you to store our Signal account number in your phone’s address book. To conceal our name, consider entering the number under a false name, and do not sync your phone with a work computer.
(3) Signal shows us (but no-one else) your number. If you want to remain completely anonymous you can install Signal on a “burner” phone with pre-paid service that you purchase anonymously using cash.

Resources for protecting your privacy
If you want more in-depth information on secure communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides comprehensive, authoritative advice here about how you can and should protect your privacy.

You can use the free messaging app, Signal, to send us encrypted text messages, and also to hold secure voice conversations. You first install Signal on your smart phone, tablet or computer and then use the app to send messages or to make a voice connection. The messages and voice connections are encrypted digitally. Our Signal account number is: 647-478-6726

Notes:
(1) This is not a phone number but the number Signal uses when you send a message or call through the app. If you call this number from your phone, rather than using the Signal app, you will create an electronic record of your attempt to reach us, and your call will not be answered.
(2) Signal requires you to store our Signal account number in your phone’s address book. To conceal our name, consider entering the number under a false name, and do not sync your phone with a work computer.
(3) Signal shows us (but no-one else) your number. If you want to remain completely anonymous you can install Signal on a “burner” phone with pre-paid service that you purchase anonymously using cash.

Resources for protecting your privacy
If you want more in-depth information on secure communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides comprehensive, authoritative advice here about how you can and should protect your privacy.

Normally, you could also contact us or share information via postal mail, but this is not an option during the pandemic as we are all working remotely.