As the government announces an increase in surveillance and internet restrictions, there could be a rise in the usage of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as privacy tools. With the implementation of the Online Safety Bill in the UK, more internet users may turn to VPNs to establish secure and encrypted connections. VPNs allow users to mask their IP addresses, anonymize their online presence, and make it difficult for websites, advertisers, and government agencies to track their activities. These tools can also make it appear as if users are accessing the internet from a different location. Critics of the bill express concerns about its potential impact on encryption and freedom of speech, as companies may be incentivized to take down content. VPN companies have stated that demand for VPNs tends to surge when governments impose internet restrictions. The Online Safety Bill has raised concerns among digital rights campaigners, who argue that it will compromise security and freedom of expression by allowing tech companies to decide what is legal or not. Some experts believe that the law may lead to an increase in the use of VPNs, especially if UK users lose access to certain websites. However, the full impact of the bill on VPN usage remains to be seen.