PureVPN Decommissions Its Hong Kong VPN Servers to Safeguard Its Users' Privacy

PureVPN takes immediate countermeasures against the imminent privacy and security threat, as imposed by the newly enacted National Security law.

​​Hong Kong finally acknowledged the National Security law that may pose serious security and privacy threats to both HK and non-HK netizens. The legislation has compelled many VPN providers to take necessary countermeasures to ensure the integrity of their services and privacy of users. PureVPN is amongst those top VPN providers that have recently decommissioned its Hong Kong VPN servers from its apps and services.

PureVPN is a certified No-Log VPN service provider, and its no-log policy has been audited and validated by the industry’s leading security and privacy auditors. The no-log certification further means that PureVPN doesn’t store any personally identifiable information (PII) of its users. Despite the fact that PureVPN is a no-log VPN provider, it has removed the Hong Kong VPN servers to uphold the trust of its millions of users across the globe. However, PureVPN hasn’t completely removed the Hong Kong servers from its offerings as of yet because a substantial number of users (individuals and businesses) still connect to those servers regularly. To support those users, PureVPN has kept the servers online, and users can connect to the servers manually until Sept. 21, 2020.

PureVPN has further provided alternative VPN servers for users who no longer wish to connect to Hong Kong servers due to online security and privacy concerns. Those users can now connect to VPN servers located in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore, which have been reconfigured accordingly.

Going forward, PureVPN intends to reevaluate its jurisdictions and policies and take necessary steps further to ensure the privacy and trust of its users.

Source: PureVPN