Governments and institutions are adopting increasingly pervasive and sophisticated digital surveillance technologies to monitor the general populace. Many of these technologies are used without oversight, and pose a serious threat to citizens’ rights to privacy.

In these investigations, we aim to draw attention to the disproportionate use of surveillance technologies worldwide, and the companies behind them.

Our Research Experts

  • Simon Migliano

    Head of Research

    Simon Migliano leads our research and investigations into VPN safety and digital privacy. 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.

  • Samuel Woodhams

    Digital Rights Lead

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

    His research has been featured by the BBC, Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Guardian.