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No change for VPNs in proposed new LEK

22 May 2020  NEWS PRIVACY

The Swedish government will be updating its Electronic Communications Act (LEK) by the end of 2020. Just like the current version, the new one will not apply to VPN services.

While the new act will implement the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), it will essentially contain the same provisions as the current version. With the help of our legal experts, we have therefore concluded that it will not apply to us.

The proposal for the new LEK is still under governmental review and not set to go into effect until 22 December 2020. Until then, we are monitoring its development. A full analysis of the proposed new LEK (also in Swedish) is available on our website.

Related: Swedish legislation relevant to Mullvad VPN