Digital Privacy

The vast majority of mobile and web applications are free to use. As a result, developers in search of revenue will often try to harvest and share their users’ personal data at the expense of their privacy.

Unfortunately, it can be challenging for the average person to understand the privacy implications of apps looking to profit from their data.

Our Privacy investigations aim to shine a light on the privacy risks of installing and using popular software without doing your own research. We aim to raise public awareness and to push for higher standards from developers and app store operators.

Our Research Experts

  • Simon Migliano

    Head of Research

    Simon Migliano leads our research and testing into VPN applications, as well as wider investigations into internet privacy and security matters. Utilizing these findings, he produces in-depth VPN reviews and expert guidance on online safety.

    His work examining dangerous free VPNs, identity theft, and internet censorship has been featured in over 1,000 publications worldwide including the BBC, CNET, Wired, and the Financial Times.