Open Source Transparency

PIA’s entire source code is completely open-source. Feel free to inspect it, and confidently know that we’re keeping our promise to protect your privacy and anonymity — without logging any of your data.

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What Does Open Source Mean?

PIA is the only premium VPN provider that offers customers complete transparency with our source-code. It’s our way of saying that we have nothing to hide — but you don’t have to trust us, you can check for yourself.

  • PIA client source code is publicly available
  • Anyone can scrutinize or verify the code
  • No risk of vulnerabilities or backdoors
  • Community can contribute to code improvement
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Open-Source VPN Protocols

PIA uses WireGuard and OpenVPN — two of the most popular open-source VPN protocols — to offer our customers complete transparency.


Total Transparency

You won't find complete transparency for a better price anywhere else

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*Data collected in April 2021
**Comparing two-year plans for PIA, SurfShark, and NordVPN. Express VPN one-year plan is the longest available.

Support For WireGuard

WireGuard is an incredibly efficient VPN protocol that uses ~4,000 lines of open-source code instead of ~400,000 in OpenVPN.
What that means for you is:

  • A streamlined VPN experience
  • Easily auditable code
  • The fastest VPN protocol available
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Try The Best VPN At The Best Price

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$9.95 per month

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All amounts are shown in USD, and any discounts reflect a reduction based on the current monthly service pricing at $9.95 per month.

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Want To Know More?

Private Internet Access has worked hard to become the world's leading VPN provider. Launched in 2010, we have over a decade of expertise in the VPN industry. We’re also one of the best-reviewed and highest rated VPN services in existence. We have a strict no-logs policy that has pioneered true privacy and anonymity online. We also offer incredibly reliable service with an ultra-fast server network that’s backed up by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

When something is open-source, it means that its source code is public and free for anyone and everyone to inspect and investigate.

Open-source software is highly regarded as being trustworthy because if there were any security or privacy concerns, they would be plainly visible to the public. When a company uses open-source software, it essentially sends the message that there is nothing to hide. Conversely, using proprietary or closed-source software can sometimes be seen as conspicuous.

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