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11th Circuit: You Do Not Have To Decrypt Your Data

J053 (673094) writes | more than 2 years ago

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J053 writes "The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that requiring you to decrypt your data is "evidentiary", and therefore covered by the 5th Amendment. "The government's attempt to force this man to decrypt his data put him in the Catch-22 the 5th Amendment was designed to prevent – having to choose between self-incrimination or risking contempt of court," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann."
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