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Is it legal to use a VPN?

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Previously, VPN was used only by professionals. And today, due to the tightening of Internet censorship, it is used by ordinary users. In addition, it is smart to use Bestvpnrating to find the best VPN services. Sometimes people use virtual private networks and do not suspect that it is illegal in their country. In this article, we will find out in which countries they are prohibited.

What is a VPN?

VPN is a service that enhances the user's security on the network because it hides and encrypts all personal data. And the question of whether it is legal to use virtual private networks depends directly on your place of residence. If a VPN does not violate the law, then sometimes it is used as a tool for breaking the law. The main criterion of legality is the goal with which you will use it.

For example, if a user uses a VPN to sell copyright property, then it is against the law. This action will entail a punishment that complies with the laws of the country. Because of such negative examples, VPN technology is associated with something illegal. This fact should not stop you from using virtual private networks.

Where is it forbidden to use VPN?

When the VPN service is registered in a country with tight control over the information, the data is not protected. The service can record all personal data. In this case, the VPN service can transfer all your data to law enforcement agencies if they require it. Therefore, most good VPN services are registered in countries where the scope of the VPN is not controlled.

â" China. VPNs are strictly prohibited in the Middle Kingdom. Even if a company buys a license from the state, then it is simply impossible to fulfill the requirements of the state. The Chinese rules nullify the meaning of these services.

â" UAE. Despite the level of development of the country, in 2016, the UAE banned the use of VPN to combat cybercriminals. The law is relevant not only for residents of the state but also for tourists. The punishment is a huge fine or even imprisonment.

â" Belorussia. In this country, it is also prohibited to use services for hiding in the network. This is done to limit access to all sites with banned content.

â" Oman. This is one of the strictest countries, where it is forbidden to use not only VPNs but also different mass media.

â" Iran. In 2013, well-known sites were blocked in Iran, including popular news and entertainment resources. Any bypass of a lock is punishable by law.

â" DPRK. For most of the population of North Korea, the Internet is under blocking, so a VPN cannot be used.


Entirely developed countries prohibit the use of a VPN. But the use of VPN will not be punished in any way until you use the technology to commit illegal acts. If you are an honest person who wants to guarantee anonymity and not get hacked, then feel free to use virtual private networks. The main thing is to choose reliable services that ensure high security.

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