46 Out of 83 VPNs Do Not Comply With GDPR - Research by VPNRanks.com
European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. The new privacy regulation has changed the landscape of how online businesses collect and use user's personal data. A research carried out by VPNRanks.com revealed that 46 out of 83 VPN providers do not comply with GDPR. These providers include Windscribe, SaferVPN, PandaPow, PrivateVPN, and more.
SINGAPORE, June 7, 2018 (Newswire.com) - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new privacy regulation set by the European Union to safeguard users personal information and grant them control over their data. There were several talks revolving around this legislation and the last date to implement GDPR was on May 25, 2018.
GDPR provides a regulatory framework and enhances transparency regarding how online businesses and tech companies collect and use information from different users. If any company fails to comply with GDPR, then there are hefty stipulations with fines amounting up to €20 million or 4% of their worldwide annual revenues.
The research included popular VPN services, including the likes of ExpressVPN, NordVPN, PureVPN, VyprVPN, and IPVanish – all of whom complied with GDPR. VPN providers that did not meet GDPR requirements included several free services such as Windscribe and renowned premium providers such as SafeVPN, TotalVPN, CELOVPN, PrivateVPN, and VPN Unlimited.
1. The right to be informed
2. The right of access
3. The right to rectification
4. The right to erasure
5. The right to restrict processing
6. The right to data portability
7. The right to object
8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
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