The do it for the children card has been so over-used that folks are tired of hearing of it. Here's why regular folks want encryption:
- It has been documented that law enforcement agencies in the US have downloaded the contents of mobile phones or otherwise searched the phones during routine traffic stops. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
- What is the retention policy of the data police acquire at a routine traffic stop? If you aren't charged with an offense, if no ticket is issued, what happens to the data? How long do they keep it? Do they merge the data into a massive government database? 1 2 3 Ask your local PD. Call a few times. See how different each response is.
- How secure is your personal data once it's in the hands of law enforcement? 1 2 3