[cryptography] US Appeals Court upholds right not to decrypt a drive

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Feb 25 21:22:07 EST 2012


On 2012-02-25 5:50 PM, Jon Callas wrote:
 > There is no such thing as plausible deniability in a legal
 > context.
 >
 > Plausible deniability is a term that comes from conspiracy
 > theorists (and like many things contains a kernel of truth)
 > to describe a political technique where everyone knows what
 > happened but the people who did it just assert that it
 > can't be proven, along with a wink and a nudge.

Does the phrase "innocent until proven guilty" ring any bells?

Similarly, there is no inner volume on a truecrypt drive until it
is proven that there is, and so you cannot be compelled to produce
a key that has not been proven to exist.



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