MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AnchorFree released today its inaugural Transparency Report to the public. The report, which includes data from all of 2016 and the first ten months of 2017, highlights the number, geographic location and types of requests for information the company received from government agencies around the world.
The report reveals that between January 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017, AnchorFree received 160 requests for information from governments around the world. The vast majority of those requests, 121, came from the United States, including local, state, and federal officials. France had the second highest number of requests, with 13. Most requests were subpoenas and requested user data tied to specific IP addresses. AnchorFree’s systems do not log or store specific user IP addresses and it cannot identify an individual user based on a public-facing IP address that law enforcement agencies provide to AnchorFree. As outlined in the report, AnchorFree has not shared any information with any government agency in the US or abroad.
“The AnchorFree solution simply does not collect information that allows us to trace Internet usage back to individual users. Therefore, we do not and cannot provide information to governments about what websites users visit when using our services,” says David Gorodyansky, CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree.
The full AnchorFree Transparency Report for years 2016-2017 can be found at https://www.hotspotshield.com/reports/AnchorFree_Transparency_Report-11292017.pdf.
AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield™ application is the world’s largest Internet Freedom & Privacy Platform. Hotspot Shield has been downloaded by 500 million users globally, connecting users to information across the globe privately and securely. It is the most popular mobile security application on the Apple App store and is among the top 100 most popular mobile applications overall globally. Hotspot Shield™ is on track to reach 1B user-installs by year-end 2018. Learn more at www.hotspotshield.com.