[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
> 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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