The Globe and Mail’s PGP directory

What is it?

PGP (short for Pretty Good Privacy) is a means of encrypting email messages, which makes them much less likely to be read by unintended parties. In order to send a PGP-encrypted email, you must have the public key of the recipient at the time of encryption. In order for the email to be decrypted and read, the recipient must have the corresponding private key and passphrase. It is important to note that both the sender and recipient’s address, the subject line, and other information about the email will still be publicly visible. Only the encrypted contents of the message are hidden from public view. If you wish to contact us without revealing any personal information at all, you should consider using our SecureDrop system.