This week, UK Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled plans for a new anti-terrorism and security bill that could force internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK to link IP addresses with individual users, making web users instantly trackable.
Your IP address is a digital address which ensures that information from the internet is going to the right place, just as a physical address ensures that you get all your mail to your house. Every computer has an individual IP address, meaning that anyone who knows your IP can track you online.
The new bill would give police powers to demand this information from ISPs. Ms May claims that this will boost national security, but privacy activists claim that the bill greatly oversteps the mark and infringes on the privacy of normal citizens.
However, there is a way to bypass IP tracking.
With SurfEasy VPN, you can hide your IP address while you online, meaning that you cannot be tracked – not by ISPs, the government, or individual websites.
SurfEasy VPN allows you to “borrow” an IP address from one of several global locations, meaning that your real IP address is hidden and your activity online stays private – even from us. As SurfEasy is a no-log VPN, we don’t keep any information about the browsing or download history of our users, so we can never be forced to hand over any data about you.
Start protecting your own privacy today at surfeasy.com/register – and don’t let any security bill infringe on your rights.