Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access (commonly known as PIA) is a capable VPN provider, now owned by Kape, which also owns CyberGhost, ZenMate and ExpressVPN.

PIA has servers available in just about every single state in America, which is great if you want to encrypt and protect your connection but don’t want to get locked out your account for suspicious activity. Choosing a server in a remote country for instance can have some benefits but it is not always the most practical choice.

PIA Log Policy

In the book Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age author Giovanni Ziccardi shares this response from Private Internet Access:

“We absolutely do not maintain any VPN logs of any kind. We utilize shared IP addresses rather than dynamic or static IPs, so it is not possible to match a user to an external IP. These are some of the many solutions we have implemented to enable the strongest levels of anonymity amongst VPN services. Further, we would like to encourage our users to use an anonymous e-mail and pay with Bitcoins to ensure even higher levels of anonymity should it be required.” Q2: “Our company currently operates out of the United States with gigabit gateways in the US, Canada, UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

We chose the US, since it is one of the only countries without a mandatory data retention law. We will not share any information with third parties without a valid
court order. With that said, it is impossible to match a user to any activity on our system since we utilize shared IPs and maintain absolutely no logs.”

According to my research, PIA VPN predominantly uses CDNext, GTT, and M247 servers depending on where you are connecting to.


💸 Price  2.19 USD/month 
📆 Money Back Guarantee  30 Days 
📝 Does VPN keep logs?  No 
🖥 Number of servers  29650+ 
💻 Number of devices per license  10 
🛡 Kill switch  Yes 
🗺 Based in country  United States 
🛠 Support  24/7 Live Chat Support 
📥 Supports torrenting  Yes