Court upholds Fifth Amendment, prevents forced decryption of data

| March 26, 2012

When our forefathers were amending the character for the fifth time, they in all probability didn’t have TrueCrypt-locked compact drives in mind. However, a predominant from the 11th Circuit Appeals Court has upheld the erect of an anonymous testifier to not forcibly decrypt their data. The case relates to a Jon Doe giving proof in exchange for immunity. The palladium afforded to them under this cause wouldn’t extend to any other incriminating data that might be found, and viewed like such Doe felt this could escort to violation of the fifth change. The validity of the prosecution’s demands as being the data decryption lies in that which they already know, and how they knew it — to interrupt acting on hopeful hunches. The prosecutors were powerless to demonstrate any knowledge of the data in question, leading the 11th Circuit to deem the request unlawful, adding that the immunity should have extended beyond just the current event. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this side of the constitution under the digital spotlight, and we’re betting it won’t have existence the last, either.


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