ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship Program

Each year, the ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship is available for any student enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school. All applicants must be studying in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. To apply, students are required to write an essay on the given topic below.

Scholarship Description
The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness of internet privacy and security. The internet is transforming our education system. The technologies used by schools across the world are not fully secure or private, and schools themselves have implemented their own surveillance systems to track what their students do online. As internet-ready devices proliferate in classrooms worldwide, so do threats to the privacy of the individuals who use them. Awareness of online security and an understanding of fundamental privacy rights are more important than ever.

Award Value
The winner of the 2020 ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship will receive a $5,000 cash prize. ExpressVPN will also select five runners-up to be rewarded with a 12-month VPN subscription.

Level and Area of Studies
High school, undergraduate school, or graduate degree in any discipline.

Place of Study
The study will be taken at any school or college in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. There is no age or citizenship requirement.

Applicants’ Nationality
All nationalities are eligible but must be attending school or college in one of the countries mentionede above.

Application Instruction
To apply, students must write 600 to 800 words essay on the following topic:

While privacy is often recognized as a human right, young children are frequently incapable of making choices in defense of that right. For example, babies have no say in whether their parents post photos of them on Facebook.

To what extent should parents be free to make privacy-affecting decisions on behalf of their children? What (if any) new measures do you think governments or internet businesses ought to put in place in order to protect young children’s right to privacy?

Submission Deadline
31 August 2020.

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