[cryptography] US Appeals Court upholds right not to decrypt a drive
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Feb 24 14:30:57 EST 2012
Bottom line is that the suspect was OK because kept his mouth zippered,
neither admitting nor denying any knowledge of the encrypted partition.
Had he admitted control of the partition, *then* they would have been
able to compel production of the key.
The court did not concede any right to refuse to decrypt a drive if you
admit possession of the contents.
So: Don't talk to police about the contents of your drive, or indeed
anything of which they might potentially disapprove.
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