The 2020 ExpressVPN Scholarship is now accepting entries

Write the best essay for the Future of Privacy Scholarship and win $5,000!

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Jamie

Jamie is always hungry. He also writes about digital privacy in exchange for sandwiches.

The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship Logo 2020.

The fifth Future of Privacy Scholarship is now open for applications.

The essay topic for 2020:

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?

Why does ExpressVPN hold this scholarship?

As internet-ready devices proliferate in classrooms worldwide, so do threats to the privacy of the individuals who use them.

Students are taking notice, and they’re quickly becoming the most savvy users of these technologies.

In the new decade, awareness of online security and fundamental privacy rights is more critical than ever. This is particularly true for children—some of society’s most vulnerable.

Who can apply for the scholarship?

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

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How do I apply for the scholarship?

Please send your essay as an attachment or in the body of the email to scholarship@expressvpn.com before August 31, 2020.

For more details, please visit the official page for The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship.

 

Jamie writes about current issues concerning digital privacy and security and is known to interview leading figures in tech. He also keeps an eye on changes in government censorship and surveillance.