Data Retention Laws By Country

Below is a chart outlining data retention laws in various countries around the world. We have created blog posts with more detail around several of these countries, which can be accessed by clicking “Learn More” under the country name.

CountryRetention DurationCurrent StatusInformation Retained

  • *Duration based on information retained.
  • **Previously ruled “unconstitutional,” but recently reinstated.
  • ***Scheduled to go into affect in September 2016.
Australia
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2 Years Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Austria 6 Months Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Belgium 1 Year – 3 Years* Inactive Telecommunications
Bulgaria 1 Year Inactive Telecommunications
Cyprus 6 Months Inactive Telecommunications
Czech Republic 1 Year Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Denmark 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Estonia 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Finland 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
France
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1 Year Active Internet Data
Germany**
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10 Weeks Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Greece 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Hungary 6 Months – 1 Year* Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Iceland 6 Months Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Ireland 6 Months – 2 Years* Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Italy 6 Months – 2 Years* Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Latvia 18 Months Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Liechtenstein 6 Months Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Lithuania 6 Months Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Luxembourg 1 Year Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Malta 6 Months – 1 Year* Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Netherlands 6 Months – 1 Year* Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Norway 6 Months Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Poland 2 Years Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Portugal 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Romania 6 Months Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Russia 6 Months Inactive***
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Slovakia 1 Year Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Slovenia 8 Months – 14 Months Inactive
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Spain 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Sweden 6 Months Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Switzerland 6 Months – 1 Year* Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
Turkey 6 Months – 2 Years* Active Telecommunications
United Kingdom
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1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data
United States 1 Year Active
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Data

What Golden Frog Does

Golden Frog only retains the minimum amount of data to operate our business and we delete the data as soon as we don’t need it.

We log the following information and only retain it for 30 days:

  • Customer’s source IP address (generally the IP address assigned by the customer’s ISP)
  • VyprVPN IP address used by the user
  • Connection start and stop time
  • Total number of bytes used

That’s it. That’s all we log. Learn more