Without notice, Dutch authorities seized two (Virtual Private Network) VPN servers belonging to Perfect Privacy. Perfect Privacy, a VPN provider in Switzerland, was not contacted by law enforcement before their servers went down. Instead, law enforcement went directly to the hosting company I3D.
VPNs often become a part of an investigation when police investigate online crime. Although the crime being investigated is unknown, Perfect Privacy’s VPN servers appear to have been used in an ongoing criminal investigation.
The company tweeted on August 24th,, letting customers know that two of their Rotterdam-based servers had been seized. A day later, the company posted another tweet notifying customers that Rotterdam servers were back online, thanks to the hosting company I3D.
VPN companies that log customer data are under constant scrutiny by the community. Some do it openly and some do it secretly. However, Perfect Privacy is a VPN company that claims not to store or record any user data. The press release published after the seizure reassures customers that their data remains secure.
Today our hoster I3D informed us that the