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What The Panama Papers Leak Reveals About The Importance Of Encryption

Matt Muller being interviewed about the Panama Papers.

The biggest data leak in history exposed the tax shelters and financial machinations of hundreds of high-ranking government officials around the world. Known as the Panama Papers, the leak of 11.5 million files from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca to journalists shines a spotlight on the secret world of offshore tax havens.

We asked our Director of Trust & Privacy, Matt Muller, to explain the role of encryption in leaks like these. “If you have any doubt about the importance of unbreakable encryption, this absolutely shows how valuable it is,” says Muller. Watch the rest to see how journalists use this tool to keep our governments accountable.

Check out the video here.

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