LONDON, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OverPlay, the world's fastest and most reliable SmartDNS and VPN service provider, offers Internet data security and end-to-end network encryption amidst new Australian data retention laws. Through legislation passed October 13, 2015, all Australian telecommunications companies are required to collect and store user metadata for two years. The recently enacted data retention laws have many residents of Australia in search of forms of defense for their online privacy.
OverPlay VPN, an offshore company, prevents ISPs and government agencies from spying on your Internet traffic by encrypting your entire connection. The VPN software by OverPlay scrambles all network activity that passes through it using a tunneling effect, preventing onlookers from deciphering its contents. In turn, OverPlay replaces a user's Internet Service Provider IP address with one of their own shared IP addresses, making it impossible to distinguish an individual user's web browsing.
In the face of these mass data retention laws, OverPlay continues to stand by the residents of Australia, defending their right to online privacy. OverPlay's VPN provides access to the Internet without restriction, while delivering the online anonymity Australians are seeking. OverPlay's location outside of Australia also offers citizens facing data retention legislation the Internet freedom and privacy they need.
The executive government-imposed data retention laws compel all Australian telecommunications companies — mobile carriers, Internet service providers, messaging enabled applications and email providers — to collect the personal data, online traffic, and connection history of both individual users and businesses for two years. While the purpose of this legislation is to lower crime and prevent domestic terrorism, the collection of data including emails, modem resets, and phone calls is causing many to view this as a monumental invasion of online privacy.
Similar metadata retention and surveillance legislation was deemed unlawful in July 2015 when the United Kingdom's high-court found the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) "inconsistent with European Union law" with insufficient privacy safeguards. DRIPA required Internet and phone companies to keep communications data for only one year, though it failed to define what offenses would cause data to be thoroughly investigated.
OverPlay's additional service features include:
- Encrypted VPN connections in over 48 locations with 5000+ anonymous shared IPs
- No connection logs or traffic logs
- Anonymous web browsing
- Unlimited access to geo-blocked websites and interactive media
- High-speed video streaming from more than 200 channels, including Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more with SmartDNS
- 24/7 Customer Service
About OverPlay SmartDNS and VPN:
OverPlay is one of the industry's most innovative VPN and SmartDNS service providers. Offering two ways to access virtually any location-restricted website from anywhere in the world, OverPlay ensures free reign over your Internet access. With over 5,000+ anonymous IP addresses on secure servers in 48 countries, true Internet freedom has never been easier. For more information, visit overplay.net or email [email protected]
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