Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 11, 2011

DOJ: We Can Force You to Decrypt That Laptop

Everyone is against warrantless laptop searches and all that but what if the courts order you to give them access to an encrypted computer? Isn't that self-incrimination?

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to order the defendant, Ramona Fricosu, to decrypt an encrypted laptop that police found in her bedroom during a raid of her home. Because Fricosu has opposed the proposal, this could turn into a precedent-setting case.