Episode 115: Price of Privacy

Terror attacks renew debate on encryption

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the battle between privacy versus public safety has become ever more relevant. Law enforcement agencies maintain that the same encryption you use on your cell phone to keep your private information safe has become a tool for criminals and terrorists.

Scripps News and the Toronto Star teamed up over the past several months, investigating how law enforcement are losing the war over access to information they need to solve crimes. (Read their full investigation here.)

On the latest DecodeDC podcast, we go inside the battle between those who say law enforcement needs access to private information and those who argue encryption is essential for privacy.

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