Since the time of Edward Snowden revealing that the governments of the world are spying on their citizens with their electronic devices and their mobile devices, encryption has become much more important. People don’t appreciate the idea that their information could be eavesdropped upon at any given time.
Since the expose of global spying on citizens electronically, a lot of people have adopted encryption methods. It’s safe to say that the governments of the world they were using these eavesdropping methods are now really unhappy that there spying techniques have been exposed and their abilities to just walk in and grab information easily has been taken away.
Over the past couple of months, there’s been a lot of discussion from government entities, officials and individuals from the perspective of using encryption. Citizens say that encryption is absolutely necessary for privacy. It’s expectation that consumers/citizens expect from the electronic devices they use. On the other hand, the various government entities want manufacturers that employee encryption methods to build in backdoors so that they can get to your personal information anytime they want. Obviously, this is a conflict of interest.