Digital Therapies: A Menace to Privacy!

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

To add more. To what Nathan is saying. On the email question and to give some tips with a custom domain if you are using ProtonMail. A step-by-step mini guide to track Financial institutions and to prevent them from selling your email address.

  1. Call your financial institution (bank, Credit Union, Brokerage firm, etc.) and ask how to Ask how to opt out of sharing your data.
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

  • Requires financial institutions. To disclose what data they are sharing and to offer an opt-out system.

  1. With your custom domain. Use subaddressing (+aliases) So as an example. youremail+Financialinstitutionsname@customdomain. Proton Allows you to do sub addressing. With a custom domain. I can confirm from personal experience.
  • As an example, To any valid email address you have set up like So if you are a customer at chase, what you can do for an email address is, it is a valid email address. You don’t need to set up a catch-all address in order to use this feature, subaddressing.
  1. Keep a watchful eye. In your inbox, for example. If you get an email from Bank of America, and it shows, (as the “to” address) You can report to the financial trade Commission. Report that chase sold your email address

  2. If necessary, you can. Disable. That email address if you are getting lots of spam.

Important note If proton does ever go down. You may have to set up a catch-all email address. For your next email provider.

Proton Blog: What is an email alias? | Proton

Federal Trade Commission: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act | Federal Trade Commission