Letter Seeking Development of Encrypted Camera

The Freedom of the Press Foundation has drafted an open letter to major camera manufacturers—like Sony, Canon, and Nikon—asking them to build encryption into their camera products to protect the safety and security of journalists and filmmakers, their subjects, and their sources. Countless filmmakers and photojournalists have had their camera equipment seized by governments or criminals in recent years, and right now, no camera manufacturer includes encryption on their devices so the owners can protect footage from the prying eyes of those who steal it. The deadline to sign on is November 21th. The full text of the letter can be read at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uaz_9mayvTAtlogPyr3jVDR4lfbbtJtU1WNa6SeDyLE/edit.

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