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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

(W) Ahhhhhhhhhh ! Your 5th Amendment personal password rights just died

Many of us have been watching the Colorado Court Case where a woman used encryption to protect files on her laptop. She was arrested for bank fraud and as a part of the investigation she refused to give up her password that would produce more evidence of her guilt - thus self incrimination and a violation of her 5th Amendment rights...

US District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled against the defendant.

She is appealing the ruling...

I hope she wins !!! The authorities should build a case without this data or obtain it from a witness or whistleblower, not by being ordered!

Article on CO Judge ruling

#InfoSec #Password #5thAmendment