Wednesday, June 5, 2013


" nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself "


So the question is:

If a judge orders you to decrypt the only existing copies of incriminating files, are your constitutional rights against compelled self-incrimination being violated?

This is the case pending before a Wisconsin court in which a Federal Judge has ordered the defendant to decrypt the drives by today or face jail on contempt of court charges.

Another case here in Colorado involving mortgage fraud was rendered moot when a co-defendant supplied the prosecution with the password,  so a formal ruling was never issued.



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