A coalition of some of the biggest names in the VPN industry has just announced a new joint initiative aimed at fostering consumer trust and improving standards within the industry.
The VTI hopes to achieve these aims by:
- Defining VPN best practices
- Designing and reinforcing industry standards
- Providing accurate information to government officials and policymakers
- Promoting appropriate industry-led regulations
- Informing the wider technology industry
This is a very welcome development in an industry that is often compared to the Wild West for its shambolic and often lawless state. And the fact that such big names in an increasingly competitive market space have joined the new Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) bodes well for the success of the project.
This is a great start, although we do hope the i2Coalition will prove to be an inclusive one that embraces and engages all legitimate members of the VPN industry - small and large.
If it can do this, then ProPrivacy is very excited about its potential to legitimize a growing and increasingly important industry, improve standards within the industry, and assure a guaranteed standard of service to consumers.