The common belief that encryption enables bad behavior primarily used by thieves, international terrorists, and other villainous characters is simply not true. Here's why
"Encryption engenders passionate opinions and reactions from a variety of government regulators, technologists, and privacy and security advocates. It's become the de facto standard of online commerce and communication, embraced by technocrats and security pros everywhere.
Conversely, some governments routinely seek to destabilize encryption through legislation, regulation, or dictatorial fiat..."