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Submission + - Defendant must tell government his password (volokh.com) 1

sohp writes: "Over at The Volokh Conspiracy, reports are out that the case of a man who invoked the 5th amendment when asked to supply the password to decrypt his hard drive to allow police to search for child pornography has a new development. A judge has overturned the original magistrate's decision allowing the defense and has ordered Sebastien Boucher to supply the prosecutors with a decrypted hard disk. Note that the order is not that he produce the key — just that he provide an unencrypted copy."
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Defendant must tell government his password

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  • Note that the order is not that he produce the key -- just that he provide an unencrypted copy.

    What's the difference between being forced to incriminate oneself and being forced to incriminate oneself?

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