What is a no-log VPN?
February 14, 2022
Virtual private networks, or VPNs, allow people to use public Wi-Fi hotspots safely by encrypting the data sent or received during the user’s online session. This shields users’ online privacy and anonymity and helps protect the personal information they transmit while on public Wi-Fi.
Many VPN providers also safeguard their customers’ anonymity by offering a no-log network, or logless VPN.
What does a VPN without logs mean?
A no-log VPN means that the virtual private network provider does not collect, or “log,” any information transmitted through the network. They don’t save information about where you go online, what you download, or what you search for. Therefore, your online privacy and anonymity are protected from everybody. Even your VPN provider does not log information about the websites you visit.
What’s so great about no-log VPNs?
Why do VPN service providers do this? If you’re entrusting a company to encrypt and protect what you do online, shouldn’t you fundamentally trust that business to follow the same practices? Most VPN companies believe the answer is yes. They don’t log any of your user traffic because they don’t want it. These no-log VPN service providers won’t build databases of your personal information to sell to third parties.
Does the Norton VPN keep logs?
No, Norton Secure VPN does not log information about where you browse on the Internet. Norton Secure VPN collects other limited data in accordance with the NortonLifeLock Global Privacy Statement and the Product Privacy Notice.
Remember: All VPN services are different. Not all VPN providers operate logless networks, so you should choose your VPN service carefully if this is important to you.
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