Best VPN for privacy and anonymity

ExpressVPN's best-in-class encryption ensures a safe and private online experience.


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We keep no activity
or connection logs

ExpressVPN believes everyone has a right to privacy. That’s why we never keep logs of your online browsing activity. Stay private, stay secure, and enjoy a higher degree of anonymity.

How does a VPN protect your privacy?

When you connect to ExpressVPN, your internet traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that third parties—including your internet service provider, hackers, and government agencies—cannot see into.

Here are some ways a VPN is great for privacy:

Mask your location online

Keep your whereabouts to yourself and surf with peace of mind. When you connect to any of ExpressVPN’s server locations, you get a different IP address and can make yourself appear to be in a different country. Avoid price discrimination based on location, and help keep your identity private.

Increase your security

With a VPN, you’re protected from security breaches that can occur through untrusted public Wi-Fi networks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and more.

ExpressVPN: The best privacy VPN

ExpressVPN has been a vocal advocate for internet privacy since 2009. We proudly support nonprofit organizations fighting to protect your right to online privacy, online security, and free speech. Today ExpressVPN is one of the world’s leading providers of premium VPN services.

Browse with privacy

ExpressVPN never logs your internet traffic or VPN connections. Therefore nothing can match you with an IP address or timestamp. Shared IP addresses cannot be traced back to you.

Full encryption

When you connect to ExpressVPN, your data is protected with best-in-class encryption. What's more, ExpressVPN has its own private and encrypted DNS on every server.

Pay anonymously

When you pay with Bitcoin via BitPay, the only information you need to provide is an email address, so you never need to reveal your identity. You can also use a wide range of other payment methods.

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Limitations on anonymity

However, there are a few limits when it comes to staying anonymous.

For one thing, even the best VPN connections can sometimes drop when your computer goes to sleep, the power flickers, or you change Wi-Fi networks. ExpressVPN’s Network Lock kill switch is in place to protect you anytime this happens, blocking all internet traffic until your VPN connection is successfully restored.

For more complete advice on staying anonymous online, including signing out of or deleting your online accounts, defeating trackers, and using tools like Tor, check out our How-To Privacy Guides.

Why ExpressVPN is better
than a free VPN


Lightning-quick connectivity

Free providers can’t match our network of VPN servers optimized for speed and powered by next-generation technology.

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Works seamlessly everywhere

Experience the internet the way it was meant to be. With server locations in 105 countries, there’s always one close to you.

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Safe access
on any network

Securely access all your apps and services on any network—even public Wi-Fi. We’ll never cap your bandwidth, either.

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No logs privacy protection

ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, a jurisdiction without data retention laws. We keep no activity or connection logs.

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Industry-leading security

Protect your data and online activity with 256-bit AES encryption, DNS/IPv6 leak protection, and a kill switch.


Live, 24-hour customer support

Email or chat live with our Support Team anytime. ExpressVPN offers the kind of service you just can’t get for free.

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