Yes, when you connect to your company’s VPN, your employer can see your internet traffic. This is because of how VPNs work. However, it is unlikely that they will be able to see your internet traffic when you are not connected to the VPN.
If you’re using a public VPN, then your traffic is going through a tunnel that’s encrypted end-to-end. This means that your ISP and anyone else sniffing traffic on the network can’t read or tamper with your data. So, from their perspective, all they’ll be able to see is that you’re connecting to a VPN server. They won’t be able to see what websites you’re visiting or what files you’re downloading.
However, if you’re using a home router with a VPN client (sometimes called “site-to-site” VPN), then the router will be able to see all of the unencrypted traffic passing through it. This means that your ISP will still be able to snoop on your activity if they want to. And, depending on how your router is configured, other devices on your local network may also be able to snoop on yourVPN traffic. So if privacy is important to you, make sure you choose a reputable VPN service and configure your home router accordingly.
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