GDPR Compliance/Consent and VPN’s

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GDPR Compliance/Consent and VPN’s

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. VPN’s (Virtual Private Networks) are designed to really do two things:

  1. Encrypt your data
  2. Hide your IP address and CHANGE your location

Think about that second one for a moment. If someone is using your IP address to determine the correct privacy policy to use e.g. SoundCloud then what happens if I access the service via a VPN?

In short, the data you use to identify ME is no longer valid.

Privacy by obscurity is no longer a viable option especially when it comes to GDPR.

Posted in: GDPR, Privacy, Privacy by Design


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