We defend people’s right to Security, Privacy and Liberty in their communication

We defend people’s right to Security, Privacy and Liberty in their communication!


We are a Swedish non-profit foundation aiming to:

  • defend freedom of opinion and freedom of expression on the internet – in practical deed
  • educate the public about freedom of opinion, expression and privacy
  • participate in the public debate in these areas
  • support diversity and free exchange of ideas on the internet
  • seek to counteract damaging effects of monitoring, recording, retaining and blocking of internet traffic
  • provide internet services that further these causes

Read more about us.

The vision of the founders

Politicians often talk about the importance of freedom of speech on the internet. At the same time they abolish privacy, block internet traffic and let authorities register what we all do on the net. They undermine the basis for freedom of expression.

As Swedish internet pioneers we don’t like this development. We decided to offer resistance.

Opinion-making is fine. We have done it and we will continue.

But talking is not enough. We also want to act.

Act to drive opinion. Act through offering truly trustable services. Act to allow anyone to enhance the Security, Privacy, and Liberty of their communication.

Oscar Swartz, chairman

Use our trustworthy services in your communication!

Just like Greenpeace acts to raise awareness of certain questions, we want to protect the digital environment. What kind of trusted internet services do you wish that can enhance Security, Privacy and Liberty for the general public? We listen to suggestions.

5July Integrity

Our trustworthy VPN service Integrity provides Security, Privacy and Liberty to its users. Currently only available through ISP resellers Read more (or become a reseller) at Integrity.st.

5July Flashbox

Our service for anonymous, disposable email is free to use and has no ads. Use it here!

5July Jabber

Our XMPP/Jabber server at jabber.5july.org offers secure chats and is free for everyone to use. Read more here.

Follow our activism to spread awareness about safe communication!

Resident blogger HAX

Henrik "HAX" AlexanderssonHenrik “HAX” Alexandersson is our watchdog on Security, Privacy and Liberty on the internet. Read his blog here. The blog is in English.

Weekly podcast

5july_poddlogga_1400Our weekly podcast helps you keep updated in how governments try to regulate the internet. Listen here or find us on Itunes. The podcast is in Swedish.


We provide free and sponsored services for deserving parties as long as our resources can handle it, read more in the blog post 5July sponsoring Liberty, Privacy and Security around the world


We use our knowledge, contacts and resources for activism. We have nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize and reported Sweden to the EU Commission. Read more in our blog.

Meet the team

Oscar Swartz

Jon Karlung

Andreas Norman

Johanna Nylander

Love Ekenberg


We come from different backgrounds and generations, but have in common a strong commitment to internet freedom. Read more about us and the foundation here.

Support us

You can support our work by using our services, making a donation or wearing our t-shirt.

International bank transfer

  • Bank name: Swedbank
  • IBAN: SE12 8000 0811 4106 3491 2166

Bank transfer within Sweden

  • Bankgiro: 183-1148

Our address

5 juli-stiftelsen
Box 92007
SE-12006 Stockholm



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