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VPN downloads set to hit 1 billion

The need to safeguard data and privacy while using the internet has contributed to the rise in the number of Virtual Private Networks downloads. The growth in VPN usage is projected to accelerate to hit new levels. 

Data acquired by Finbold projects that the number of VPN downloads globally will hit 1.05 billion in 2021. The projection represents a growth of 70.45% from the 616 million downloads recorded in the first half of 2021. Interestingly, downloads in the first six months of 2021 are more than double the 2020 figure of 277 million.