Bahnhof's servers are in a former military bunker more than 100 feet underground, Photo: Leif R Jansson/Scanpix

ISP wants to keep traffic secret

A Swedish Internet Service Provider says it plans to make its traffic anonymous, to circumvent coming legislation which would require storing information about users.

Bahnhof was Sweden’s first independent ISP, and has hosted servers for the Pirate Bay file-sharing site, and currently hosts Wikileaks. CEO Jon Karlung tells Swedish Radio News that by putting all traffic through a VPN network they hope to maintain their customer’s anonymity.

The Swedish Parliament is expected to shortly pass legislation which would require telecommunications companies to store information about their customers and their online activities.

Swedish Radio News reports that Bahnhof is not alone in trying to make the law toothless, as several other ISPs are exploring similar technical alternatives.

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