A TV ad for a virtual private network did not make misleading claims about the security benefit of the product.
A YouTube video ad by Surfshark was banned for being likely to cause fear or distress without justifiable reason.
VPN. Help protect your privacy and enjoy advanced internet security.” On-screen text stated
protection nor provide any defence against internet censorship like a VPN did. They said that while a that a VPN encrypted all user’s Internet traffic upon leaving a device. They said traffic would then be routed through an encrypted tunnel and sent to a VPN server along with thousands of other
Our rulings are published every Wednesday and set out on the public record how, following investigation, the advertising rules apply and where we draw the line in judging whether an ad has broken the rules. We also publish a list of companies and organisations which, following receipt of a complaint, agreed to amend or withdraw their ad without the need for a formal investigation.