We’ve recently posted to our blog about why end-to-end encryption is so important and this is a place to discuss that article and the topic of privacy and encryption. Check it out here:
Some of my favorite quotes from the post are:
The lesson we keep learning over and over in the tech industry is: even a corporation as large and as trustworthy as Microsoft will make mistakes. Corporations are run by people, and people make mistakes. Attackers are highly motivated and sometimes even have large financial backing.
End-to-end encryption makes it incredibly difficult for a mass data leak to happen because the encryption keys aren’t controlled by a central entity.
What do you think? Do you know someone who has been impacted by a big data leak or breach? Can you think of time recently when you were hesitant to share something over email and chat, maybe even worried about the privacy or security situation?
The first email in my Inbox is a link to this article from 2017. Data breaches are inevitable, even for large, wealthy companies charged with protecting our most valuable personal information.
End-to-end encryption doesn't fit every product or service, but, when its use is possible, it's the best defense we have against data breaches or, at the very least, limiting their scope and damage.