In terms of staying within the boundaries of the law, the important factor is whether the communications provider or service actively and knowingly encourages or facilitates illegal activities. According to an announcement by Europol, VPN provider VPNLab appears to have overstepped the mark.
VPNLabs Domain Seized, Service Shut Down
Historical visitors to the VPNLab.net website were previously greeted with the kind of message associated with many privacy-focused services.
“VPNLab is a service providing your security on the Internet by encryption of original traffic. Our service is designed for a broad spectrum of clients: webmasters, SEO-optimizers, traders, businessmen and people, who care about their personal security,” the site read.
“Average users don’t see the necessity of the described…