This question is basically the same as this question, but for Sweden instead of the United States

Could the US government force a VPN provider to start logging?

If the government asked a VPN that was operating in Sweden to start logging user data, would the VPN operator be obligated to do so?

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A VPN operator has to follow the laws in the country where they operate. If the laws in Sweden say that a VPN operator must keep logs of user activity, then they have to keep logs of user activity.

If it makes you feel better: There are two kinds of VPN operators. Those that say they log, and those that lie about logging.

  • Are VPN operators in Sweden obligated to log user traffic? You didn't answer my question or provide any kind of a reference.
    – user12309
    Sep 23, 2018 at 11:00
  • The Swedish government wouldn't ask a VPN operator to start logging if there was no law that supports the request.
    – gnasher729
    Sep 24, 2018 at 21:08

Unless they provide your internet connection, they are at current not legally obligated to keep logs as the Electronic Communications Act only applies to isp:s (SFS 2003:389). However, if they keep logs for their own purposes, they can be compelled to produce them for a criminal investigation.

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