Technically Speaking, Why is Encryption a Big Deal for the Government?

Hosted by Sourya Reddy
Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal

Encryption has been the talk of the tech world for the better part of 5 years now. While everyone agrees that encryption plays and will continue to play a significant role in our lives, decision-makers are clearly divided about the extent of encryption; should encryption be absolute? Or should governments be able to bypass encryption? How should the right to privacy be balanced with national security interests?

To explore these questions, we speak to Mr. Yashovardhan Azad, former Secretary (Security) to the Government of India, Special Director, Intelligence Bureau and former Central Information Commissioner. He explores the role of encryption in our day-to-day lives, the need to uphold the right to privacy and why encryption should matter to the government.


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