As you’ve probably seen from the dozens of emails in your inbox, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law has gone into effect. This has forced companies to change how they store your data, be more transparent about what data they have, and allow you to delete it if you want.
While this law doesn’t have much effect on those outside of the EU, those outside the EU can actually use it to their advantage. Indeed, thanks to the GDPR, most users can now enjoy faster web loading speeds.
The VPN Trick That Makes Websites Load Faster
The GDPR restricts websites from using common forms of tracking on the web, including ad servers, Google’s various analytics, and social media sharing buttons. Every time you open a website that uses these elements, your browser has to load them, which takes time.
GPDR-compliant websites strip away most of these elements, making each page load much faster. Of course, websites still want to collect information on users from other countries if they can. But no matter where you live, you can enjoy these same speed increases by using a VPN!
If you didn’t know, VPNs disguise your browsing by making it look like your traffic comes from another location. With a reputable VPN service, you can simply connect to a server from the UK or another country in the EU and access the benefits of GPDR.
Web developers have found this makes a huge difference in both speed and amount of extra junk loaded onto websites.
— Marcel Freinbichler (@fr3ino) May 26, 2018
When using this method, note that some websites block EU users because their site isn’t GDPR-compliant yet (or will never be). Also, keep in mind the dangers of using a free VPN. We recommend a reputable service like ExpressVPN, which won’t sell your browsing data or inject ads.