The audit was conducted by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Switzerland, which also recently gave rival service ExpressVPN a clean bill of health.
After what has been described as a “thorough analysis”, PwC concluded that NordVPN does not track, collect or share its users’ private data, in line with the company’s no-log policy.
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Users that would like to access the full audit report can do so via their account page.
NordVPN no-logs policy
NordVPN is known for its strong performance, versatility, expansive network of servers and, crucially, its watertight no-logs policy.
While many free VPNs collect a range of activity data - which might include websites visited, connection timestamps, bandwidth usage, server location and more - NordVPN users can rest assured their digital footprint is as minimal as possible.
NordVPN is also headquartered in Panama, meaning it is not subject to the privacy-compromising Fourteen Eyes intelligence pact, whose members include the UK, USA, Canada and a selection of other western nations.
“Our users chose NordVPN for a reason, so our commitment to transparency is absolutely paramount. With public anger at social injustice on the rise, privacy and protection of the freedom of speech remain our top priority,“ said Laura Tyrell, Head of Public Relations at Nord VPN.
“As a leader in the field, we feel responsible for setting the highest and lasting standards of no-log policies.”
In a bid to protect all facets of its users privacy and cybersecurity interests, NordVPN also recently launched three new tools: password manager NordPass, file encryption tool NordLocker and business VPN solution NordVPN Teams.
Together, NordVPN’s suite of tools is designed to provide a “360-degree assurance of user safety, security and privacy.”
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