What Kind of Logging is Acceptable?
In order to maintain a high-performance server network, it’s usually necessary for a VPN provider to log at least some basic connection metadata. As long as none of this can be used to personally identify you, it isn’t problematic at all.
It’s very common to see providers logging aggregate server statistics such as bandwidth usage. This helps them make sure nobody is abusing the service and also helps with troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
Even logging your individual bandwidth consumption isn’t an issue, as long as it is in no way linked to your true IP address.
Monitoring server load means providers can identify which locations are the most popular and add extra servers to prevent congestion at busy times. This is great news for performance.
VPN Server Location
Some providers monitor which VPN server you connect to so they can provide more tailored advice and technical support, helping you to get the best out of the service. Again, not a concern, as your identity stays protected.