It was recently brought up that camera makers are still taking their time in implementing encryption on their devices. It has already been a year since a group composed of photojournalists and film makers had sent a letter urging manufacturers to add the feature to their cameras, but the call remain unheeded.
According to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, there is a strong need for encryption to protect the user’s work from threats such as authorities, terrorists and criminals who wish to search or even tamper with their devices.
The letter also pointed out that the lack of encryption can prompt customers to opt for more secure but less capable devices such as iPhones. However, camera makers such as Nikon and Canon said that they will not be implementing such a feature in the immediate future.