The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has announced the launch of the VPN Trust Initiative (VTI), to raise awareness of this technology.
A Consortium of VPN business leaders focused on improving digital safety for consumers by building understanding, strengthening trust, and mitigating risk for VPN users. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition has announced the VPN Trust Initiative to raise awareness and trust in VPN. VTI founding members are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, VyprVPN, Surfshark, and NetProtect.
Experts are estimating that 30% of internet users are using a VPN service to gain unrestricted access to the global internet safely. VPN industry revenue is expected to grow from $34.591 billion in 2018 to $50.153 billion by 2024. With VTI, i2Coalition expects to gain first-hand knowledge and insights with the cooperation in the industry. It will allow advocating for beneficial VPN technical standards and business best practices.
While focusing on advocacy, awareness, and education, VTI aims to provide accurate information to policymakers and establishing solutions to overcome VPN challenges. The VTI gathers VPN insiders and aligns industry voices to advocate, create, vet, and validate industry policies and guidelines.
Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of the i2Coalition said:
“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. However, it’s also important that new legislation doesn’t inadvertently limit the effectiveness of VPNs. This initiative offers a vital and unique opportunity for the industry to come together as a collective and spearhead real awareness, education, and progress. In doing so, we not only position our members as stewards of the Internet with active and dedicated interest in the global Internet’s safety and efficacy, we also deliver highly valuable, beneficial, and transformational action as digital security concerns grow and the technological world evolves.”