The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship

Sponsor: ExpressVPN

Submission Deadline

August 31

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The ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship was created to raise awareness of internet privacy and security. 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 are quickly becoming the most savvy users of these technologies. With the new decade bringing with it evermore invasive technologies into schools and on students’ devices, awareness of online security and fundamental privacy rights are more important than ever. -------------------- How to enter To enter the scholarship competition, write an essay answering the prompt below. The 2020 ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship prompt is: 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? Your essay should be 600 to 800 words long. Submit your application by August 31.

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CONTEST RULES - Essays must be written in English. - Applicants must be currently enrolled in either a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States or United Kingdom. - There is no age or citizenship requirement. - Essays must be sent via email only, to the email address below. To be valid, the application email must include the following information: ->Your name ->The name, address, and contact details of your school ->Your current grade level - One entry per student. Multiple entries per student will be disregarded. - Essays must be submitted online by August 31, no later than 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. - The winner will be announced before or on October 13. The prize will be awarded by international wire transfer. The winner will be required to provide his/her bank information in order to complete the bank transfer. - The winner must submit a valid ID and proof of enrollment in a high school, undergraduate school, or graduate school located in the United States or United Kingdom. - Employees of ExpressVPN and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest. - All entries become the property of ExpressVPN. The contest winner agrees to allow ExpressVPN to publish or print his/her name and essay. - Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes. - The prize is listed and paid in United States Dollars (USD). - The decision of ExpressVPN in respect of any dispute arising out of this program shall be final.

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Number of Awards1
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesAustralia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States
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