Why Digital Encryption Is So Important Even If It Locks Police Out of a Criminal’s Phone

CGP Grey explains why digital encryption is so important even if it locks police out of a criminal’s phone. The video compares digital encryption to traditional physical locks and points out the drawbacks of each.

A short footnote to the initial video delves into how laws written hundreds of years ago impact the current issues around digital encryption, and the ways laws written today could impact the future.