Offline, you can have your privacy and, if necessary, the police can get in and investigate your stuff to prove the wrong thing you are doing.
Being online either you have everything well encrypted or everything opened what gives space for governments to do that kind of thing.
No not quite. In the offline world in many countries you have a constitutional right to secrecy of correspondence, that says that noone exept to whom you send a letter is allowed to read it. So in fact I think it should be mandatory that all messenger services must encrypt. Same rights online as offline, of course in some instances the police can take your letters if they search your house, the same may be applied to digital messenges if you want that
Here, the police might hear your phone calls if they need to and search inside your house for letters. So you would need to destroy them or giving them away, while in criptography, you would say "I don't have the password anymore".
Maybe new laws to enforce someone to unlock an encrypted file if the police has rights to research in your house could work.
@fasse I agree with you. We need our privacy. I have my own servers for mostly everything I use, everything encrypted.
I just also think about the Police, as they also need to do their work and how to avoid the governments excuses to keep accessing our data as much as possible.
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