Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Can the US Government Force you to Reveal a Password?

Case centers around encrypted files.

My reaction here is no, the password is truly in his mind, and it opens the entire hard drive for a fishing expedition into anything and everything that he has on his compter. He may well be guilty, and if he is I hope he is lcoked away. But I don't want the government to be in a position of saying that personal information is no longer protected by the Fifth Amendment, because in the end, everything is personal.

1 comment:

  1. I believe the law in the UK demands that passwords or PGP keys be given to the police if they ask in their investigations