Introduction: 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. How to enter Revelations over the past year have stoked concern over the power that technology companies wield globally. With net neutrality repealed in the United States, the General Data Protection Regulation taking force in Europe, and governments demanding backdoors into personal devices, one thing is certain: The battle over who controls the technology we use is far from over. This year's essay topic: Technology companies can self-regulate to provide optimal privacy to internet users. The free market will choose the winners to be those companies that best protect their users, without the need for government interference. Do you agree or disagree? Your essay should be no longer than 800 words and submitted to scholarship@expressvpn.com by August 31, 2019. Why you should enter You could win cash or a year's worth of free VPN service. The winner will be featured on multiple communi

Award Information

Award Amount
$5,000
Number of Awards
1
Application Deadline
August 31
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Renewability
Renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization
Scholarship Manager
ExpressVPN
Address
Road Town
City, State, Zip
Tortola, ,
Telephone
Not reported
E-mail
scholarship@expressvpn.com
Website
Website

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