Virtual Private Networks behave as hosts that receive your IP and change it into their own. By doing this, they are able to protect the information you send online. Moreover, they could allow you to visit sites that are blocked due to your physical location. Therefore, a VPN account may prove it self invaluable no matter your status (individual or business owner) or of the country where you currently live.
In a few countries, the Internet providers are required by the law to block the use of certain sites (such as VoIP sites, educational sites or pages with adult content/movies/pictures).