Encryption is a method that transforms data from a readable format into a secured code only accessible if you have the key (passcode), which is typically randomly generated. Encryption allows for the confidential storage and transmission of data, as well as proof that it originated with the person who claims to have sent it. Encryption may not be appropriate in all situations/geographies. Drop down the tags to identify the tool you wish to discuss. Please check existing topics before creating a new one. This toolbox is applicable to the Journalists Toolkit.