This week, leading VPN service providers get together, as a project called VPN Trust Initiative(VTI) is launched by i2Coalition. This project is dedicated to improving online safety for consumers by building understanding, strengthening trust, and mitigating risk for VPN users. The founding members are VPN industry leaders including key VPN providers ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark,VyprVPN, and NetProtect.
It is not hard to imagine that since the first cellphone was made in 1983, the explosive use of internet and digital devices has been spread worldwide. Nowadays, no one can reject any digital devices in their daily life. There is even a psychiatric disease called nomophobia (a portmanteau for “no mobile phone” and phobia), which means people get anxious when they are separated from their smart phones. Now more and more people start paying attention to the digital privacy and security of their online activities. However, consumers are missing out education and information about how to protect their privacy and online safety.
VPN(Virtual Private Networks) is a basic but crucial technology that ensure safety and privacy to online activities. This industry has been growing these years. “Connecting to a Virtual Private Network helps ensure your activity isn’t being intercepted, especially when you’re using a shared Internet connection. VPNs are a foundational technology for a safer Internet, so it’s important that VPN providers adhere to best practices. ” says Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of the i2Coalition.
As it is said on the website of i2Coalition(Internet Infrastructure Coalition), the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI) is an industry-led and member-driven consortium of VPN business leaders focused on improving digital safety for consumers by building understanding, strengthening trust, and mitigating risk for VPN users.
“This initiative offers a vital and unique opportunity for the industry to come together as a collective and spearhead real awareness, education, and progress”says Christian Dawson.
What are the benefits of VPNs?
VPNs have great benefits that protect users’ digital privacy, online security and rights.
* To unblock websites and is ideal for streaming geo-restricted media content while protecting users from undue access Internet censorship, no matter you are at home or on holiday.
* To hide IP address and encrypts your online traffic, it enhances users’ So that hackers or third-parties will not be able to track users’real IP and find out personal details.
* To ensure the safety of your network connections, avoid eavesdropping, and detection from public Wi-Fi.
Needless to say, by launching this project, it will build more trust to ensure the benefits of VPN to best serve consumers through following best practices. When consumers are facing overload information and too many choices, it is necessary to avoid being mislead by untrustworthy businesses through authoritative education. Key VPNs providers in this initiative certainly add credibility of VTI. By following best practices, what they do will also set a good example for the entire VPN industry.