Safety and security issue: Over 150 photographers and filmmakers ask camera makers for encryption



Documentary photographers and photojournalists face a uniquely high risk out in the field, and part of that is due to the lack of encryption features built into commercial cameras. As it stands now, whenever a photographer or filmmaker is stopped by police, military or other officials, the photographer has no way to protect their files. Assailants are free to destroy files and suppress the free flow of information.

In other industries, such as the smartphone industry, big technology companies have embraced encryption, protecting…

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