VPN Vendors Launch “VPN Trust Initiative” to Establish Standard Practices

By Bill Toulas / September 30, 2020

Fifteen VPN vendors who put privacy, security, and transparent user data handling policies above all else, have launched the “VPN Trust Initiative” (VTI), which is meant to help establish and promote a set of standard practices.

The initiative is supported by the i2Coalition, a non-profit organization that promotes consumer safety and privacy online. The launch announcement comes with a set of five key principle areas that concern security, privacy, disclosure and transparency, social responsibility, and advertising practices.

More specifically, the VTI members and everyone who aspires to become one must adopt the following practices:

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The 15 initial members of the VTI are the following:

  1. Golden Flog
  3. ExpressVPN
  4. Hide me
  5. IP Vanish VPN
  6. Ivacy VPN
  7. Mysterium Network
  8. Net Protect
  9. NordVPN
  10. Strong VPN
  11. Surfshark
  12. SaferVPN
  13. VyprVPN
  14. WeVPN
  15. WLVPN


This is an effort to promote “good” practices in the industry, as well as a way for consumers to know what products they can trust. VPN tools that carry the VTI badge will have an advantage in the market, as this is a sign they can be trusted.

That said, we expect more VPN vendors to join the initiative as members soon, especially those who don’t have to change a lot in their operations to comply with the VTI principles.

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