Are VPNs Legal?

By May 30, 2020 August 6th, 2021 No Comments

Using a VPN is legal in most countries.

However, some countries – like China, Russia, and United Arab Emirates – have strict laws either making it illegal to use a VPN or forcing citizens to use a VPN they control.

And in countries where using a VPN is legal, illegal activities are obviously still illegal.

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Mandee Rose

Mandee Rose

Mandee Rose is the editor and lead writer & researcher at TheVPNShop. A technical writer and blogger with 6+ years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. During her college years, she chased the dual-major of Cyber Security and Journalism while simultaneously offering freelance services online. As a result, Mandee was able to combine both of her passions by writing for companies like LatestHackingNews, BestVPN, Tactical Engine, Hoxhunt, AI Jobs (Medium Blog), and more. Today, she continues sharing her technical knowledge via investigative writing on topics like VPNs, programming, data breaches, artificial intelligence, and other infosec concepts.