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The Mullvad VPN Raid

Mullvad VPN Mullvad VPN, a Swedish VPN provider, was raided two days ago by the Swedish authorities.  They just released a press release about the incident:

On April 18 at least six police officers from the National Operations Department (NOA) of the Swedish Police visited the Mullvad VPN office in Gothenburg with a search warrant.
They intended to seize computers with customer data.

In line with our policies such customer data did not exist. We argued they had no reason to expect to find what they were looking for and any seizures would therefore be illegal under Swedish law. After demonstrating that this is indeed how our service works and them consulting the prosecutor they left without taking anything and without any customer information.

If they had taken something that would not have given them access to any customer information.

Mullvad have been operating our VPN service for over 14 years. This is the first time our offices have been visited with a search warrant.

Their policies specifically state “We do not keep activity logs of any kind. Learn more about what this means and why we choose to operate this way.”  Their policies page is very extensive.

There’s a lot more in this LowEndTalk thread about people’s recent experiences with Mullvad.  Thanks to LowEndTalk member @xrz for posting news of the raid on LET.


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