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Soldier standing guard in a Kashmir street divided by barbed wire in Aug 2020 on the anniversary of the internet shutdown starting

The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2020

Our annual report analyzes every major intentional internet shutdown around the world in 2020 and reveals that they cost a world economy $4BN.

Our Research Experts

  • Simon Migliano

    Simon Migliano

    Head of Research

    Simon conducts our research and investigations into VPN safety and digital privacy.

    His work examining dangerous free VPNs, identity theft, and ISP overblocking have been featured in over 700 publications worldwide including the BBC, CNet, Wired, and The Financial Times.

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  • Samuel Woodhams

    Samuel Woodhams

    Digital Rights Lead

    Samuel leads our research on censorship, surveillance and internet freedom to help defend internet freedoms around the world.

    He has appeared on BBC’s Digital Planet and written for several leading publications, including CNN, Quartz, Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle.

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