Virtual private networks (VPNs) are used all over the world to provide people with encrypted connections to the internet. By encrypting internet connections, it allows a user to browse privately, and also allows them to remove their “region,” which can rid them of some of the internet restrictions put in place by their country.
In this infographic, we’ll take a look at which countries have the highest and lowest rates of VPN usage, before looking at how the figures in the countries with the lowest rates could change due to government regulations and uncertainties. Then we’ll explore how much internet freedom some countries are given and how these are perhaps influencing the rates of VPN usage in these areas.
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Finally, we’ll look at how frequently people use VPNs, exploring how this helps to explain what the internet is being used for, including social networks or streaming sites. By exploring all of these surveys and statistics, it helps to demonstrate what’s driving people to use VPNs and what influence their country’s restrictions are having on their internet usage.