Tens of thousands calling upon Netflix to reverse its broad VPN ban, as the streaming service is expanding its VPN and proxy blockade.

With the application of commercial blacklist data, Netflix already blocks IP-addresses that are linked to such services, something which also affects well-intentioned customers who merely use a VPN to protect their privacy, reports TorrentFreak.

In January Netflix announced that it would increase its efforts to block customers who circumvent geo-blockades.

While the blocks are being rolled out in phases, it’s already clear that some VPN users can’t access Netflix, even if the VPN server is located in the same country as they are. This means that Americans can no longer use a US VPN server to protect their privacy.