Privex.io - Is it good?

I have came across privex.io - a privacy-first VPS service. It is based in Belize (which they say has strong legal safeguards for data but, I do not know if this is accurate)

They offer pretty good pricing. It starts from $0.99/month. They accept cryptocurrencies including Monero, they do not accept any normal currency (USD, EUR, etc…)

You hardly have to give any information to them as well all you need is;

  1. Name - they encourage the use of aliases
  2. Email - just use SL (or similar)
  3. Purpose of server
  4. Server hostname

Personally I think it looks pretty good. The only thing I am concerned about is the promises of strong legal safeguards because they are based in Belize, I struggled to find any concrete information to whether Belize is subject to the GDPR, which concerns me slightly.

Looking briefly at the privacy policy they seem fine.

Extract from the Belize data protection act, 2021 Part II section 4 exhibit 1:

Data Protection Principles
4.–(1) Personal data shall be–
(a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent
manner in relation to the data subject;
(b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate
purposes and shall not be further processed in a
manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
(c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is
necessary in relation to the purposes for which
they are processed;
(d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
and reasonable steps shall be taken to ensure that personal data that is inaccurate, having regard
to the purposes for which they are processed,
are erased or rectified without delay;
(e) kept in a form which permits identification of
data subjects for no longer than is necessary
for the purposes for which the personal data is
processed; and
(f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate
security of the personal data, including protection
against unauthorised or unlawful processing and
against accidental loss, destruction or damage,
using appropriate technical or organisational
measures

Source: Belize’s Data Protection Act 2021

I believe it’s not subject to the GDPR

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Thank you so much for researching into this, I really appreciate it.

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