What is Data Retention?
Government introduced data retention laws in 2015 where your internet service provider has to retain your data for up to 2 years. If asked, the data will be handed over to the government without your consent. And the Australian government is no exception.
It is the concern of many as data retention laws makes a user completely vulnerable. All your browsing activities, interests and your location can be tracked at all times. FastestVPN is the perfect privacy VPN that hides your IP by changing your virtual location. It gives you privacy and security that makes you untraceable and your data safe.
Is it Illegal to use a VPN in Australia?
VPN is considered legal in Australia. So it’s completely safe to use FastestVPN to protect your browsing activities.
Will I Get Caught if I Torrent Without a VPN?
The stories going around about people receiving notice from their internet service providers is true. If you torrent a copyrighted content without a VPN, your activity is logged by your ISP and can be given out to authorities when asked.
When you use You can prevent that in an event you unknowingly download a content that’s backed by copyright by using a different IP address – through a VPN.
Should I Use a Free VPN?
A free VPN connects your location automatically but does not let you choose your desired location. So, if you want to watch content that is region specific, you cannot watch it with a free VPN. FastestVPN has a global network of 150+ servers, including VPN servers in Australia, that let you access content from major countries.
That’s not all. Free VPNs always maintain logs which can get into the wrong hands easily. This is dangerous as you are exposed either at the hands of your internet service provider or a free VPN. This makes it essential to have a VPN service that has a zero log policy.
With just one account, FastestVPN lets you connect up to 10 devices simultaneously, something that free VPNs do not offer. You can expect to browse the internet without any speed restrictions that free VPNs impose. On top of that, you get the option to choose from multiple VPN protocols – FastestVPN is simply perfect.
Is the ISP selling your data?
We cannot say with certainty that they are, but Australia is part of the Five Eyes alliance, which makes it a concern for you. It means that the Australian government monitors their citizens, especially their browsing history. ISPs are obligated to retain and share your data under law.
However, as a VPN provider that maintains no logs, you are secure at both ends – from your ISP and your VPN service provider.