However, for Evernote users worried about the sanctity of their notes, it’s worth remembering a few things. Firstly, Evernote, like every other tech company, has to comply with warrants from law enforcement. If the police or the FBI has a legally sound reason to look at your notes (or your email, or tweets, or whatever), they can. Secondly, Evernote doesn’t encrypt users’ notes by default, meaning that hackers who break into the company’s servers (or unscrupulous Evernote employees), can access them too. Encryption would stop this, as well as hamper law enforcement, so if you’re worried about your notes’ privacy: encrypt.