Hong Kong’s Internet freedom hangs in the balance
The Internet played a key role to the protests, by helping protesters organize demonstrations. And this was something Hong Kong’s officials didn’t seem to tolerate.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, invoked a law that allows her to make ‘any regulations whatsoever’ during a time of public danger. This means she could even disrupt access to the Internet.
As if that wasn’t enough, Hong Kong High Court issued an interim injunction that bans people from ‘disseminating, circulating, publishing, or republishing on any internet-based platform or medium’ any information that ‘promotes, encourages, or incites the use or threat of violence.’
Online privacy in Hong Kong
Internet users in Hong Kong are the most privileged amongst all Chinese citizens. Not only does China’s Great Firewall not apply in Hong Kong, but the region has no data retention laws in place. This means ISPs do not have to retain any information about what you do online.
However, that does not mean it doesn’t happen. Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog, Stephen Wong, calls on people to pay more considerable attention to the risk involved – especially in the era where ‘data means money.’
Wong warns: ‘[…] A large volume of personal data can be collected online and offline. […] one’s deepest secrets may be exposed […]’
How will a VPN service help me?
A VPN – short for Virtual Private Network – is an online security software aimed towards maintaining privacy over your personal data and allowing you free access to every piece of content available online.
When you connect to a VPN, your data is kept safe because that VPN encrypts all your Internet traffic by re-directing it through its secure servers. That means no one besides you will know anything about your online activity.
Plus, throughout this process, your real IP address is replaced with one of your choosing. That means that depending on the server location you pick, you will be able to bypass geo-restrictions and access content that would otherwise be unavailable.
CyberGhost VPN - the best VPN for Hong Kong
CyberGhost VPN is fast, simple-to-use, super-reliable, and has a strict no-logs policy in place. It offers best-in-class data security standards, automatic Wi-Fi data protection to keep you safe against hackers when using public Wi-Fi networks, and supports safe P2P torrenting. Plus, to top it off, it has one of the most comprehensive streaming server fleets, offering dedicated profiles for nearly all popular streaming services out there.
A VPN for all your devices
In today’s day and age, mobility and flexibility are key. That’s why CyberGhost VPN offers cross-platform support for all your devices and operating systems. Be it Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV & Fire Stick, Android TV, Linux and even routers, CyberGhost VPN has you covered..
In addition to this, one CyberGhost VPN subscription allows you to secure up to 7 devices simultaneously.
A Hong Kong VPN like no other
Whether it’s for privacy purposes, or for entertainment, CyberGhost VPN is the #1 Hong Kong VPN. We have over 80 Hong Kong VPN servers that offer fast speeds without compromising on your privacy and an additional 6300 servers in 89 other countries that guarantee total online freedom.
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Take CyberGhost VPN on a free-trial
CyberGhost VPN is also available as a free Hong Kong VPN for a limited period.
Desktop users can try CyberGhost VPN without spending a dime by choosing our available 1-day trial option.
If you’re planning to use it on mobile, the trial extends over a 7-day period.
Choose the plan that works for you
All you need from a truly complete VPN solution
- Automatic Kill Switch
- Highest possible speed
- Unlimited bandwidth and traffic
- Access to over 6300 servers worldwide
- DNS and IP Leak Protection
- Strict No Logs Policy
- 256-bit AES Encryption
- OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec and PPTP protocols
- Simultaneous connections on up to 7 devices
- Apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Routers
- Friendly support: chat or email
- 45-day money back guarantee
Want more info about CyberGhost VPN? Be sure to check out our FAQ section.
If you still can’t find the answer to your question below, please reach out to our Customer Support team. They’re available 24/7 via either live-chat or email and can answer your questions in English, German, French, and Romanian.
No, we do not.
Founded in 2011, CyberGhost VPN is a provider of German-engineered software, built to withstand threats to your privacy.
The reason we’re headquartered in Romania is the country’s privacy-friendly laws. We are not required to store logs and have no mandatory data retention obligations. For more details, check our Transparency Report.
This allows us to protect the anonymity of all our 36 million Ghosties worldwide.
CyberGhost VPN is the ideal VPN solution for Hong Kong citizens who live there or travel abroad. But with us as your VPN provider, you get much more than just a chance to unblock streaming services, watch sporting events, or access websites.
Our CyberGhost VPN apps use military-grade 256-bit AES encryption standards, to make it impossible for the government intelligence agencies or Internet Service Providers to track your online activity.
You can count on our military-grade encryption, kill-switch, and DNS-leak protection. These features ensure you can keep your digital life safe. What’s more, we have a strict No logs policy in place.
We also provide our Ghosties with P2P servers and unlimited bandwidth to ensure that nothing will interrupt their downloads. And since our apps have an active kill switch function in place, they’ll never to worry about their ISPs catching them in the act.
The World Wide Web was built with no intention of limiting users, and it is unfair to access only the sites and services that your ISP wants you to. CyberGhost VPN was designed with digital freedom in mind, which is why none of our servers have restrictions in place.
For more information on the importance of digital privacy and anonymity, head to our Privacy Hub.
While free VPNs may seem alluring at first glance, we suggest you take a step back and ask yourself: how do these providers get funding that allows them to keep going?
The answer, most often than not, is that they make money off you. This defeats the whole purpose of using a VPN in the first place.
Think about it. You’re using a VPN to secure your data privacy. Yet these free VPNs often make money by selling your online preferences to advertising agencies, ad platforms, or data-gathering companies.
That's why we highly advise against opting for free VPN services.
You can find out more about the free vs. paid VPN debate here.
You can choose from the following plans:
● 1-month subscriptions billed monthly
● 1-year subscriptions billed annually
● 2-year subscriptions billed once every 2 years
● 3-year subscriptions billed once every 3 years
Disclaimer: Per our Terms and Conditions, using CyberGhost VPN for illegal purposes is not permitted or encouraged.