[teknoids] Subject: Encrypted Material On A Computer - Powers OfLaw Enforcement Officers To Compel Disclosure Of The Encryption KeyOr Password

Ramona Martinez rmartinez at law.berkeley.edu
Fri Apr 18 14:28:19 EDT 2008


Found this amicus brief in a case involving a laptop seized at a border 
crossing but it doesn't mention compelling the laptop owner to give up 
the password.  4th amendment arguments might still apply though.

http://w2.eff.org/legal/cases/US_v_arnold/arnold_amicus.pdf

Ressell, Ted wrote:
> Something similar but with some legal analysis:
>
> http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/469
>
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> McBeth
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 1:07 PM
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> Subject: Re: [teknoids] Subject: Encrypted Material On A Computer -
> Powers OfLaw Enforcement Officers To Compel Disclosure Of The Encryption
> KeyOr Password
>
> Probably the case that inspired your interest, but here it is anyway.  
> Just a news story, but it might lead to something.
>
> http://ca.quote.com/news/story.action?id=AEF8020700000004nk
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> Ronald Huttner wrote:
>   
>> I am endeavoring to locate good resources, from any country at all, 
>> relating to the powers of law enforcement officers, (if any), to 
>> compel disclosure by a computer owner of the key or password required 
>> to decrypt encrypted material on the owner's computer. All and any 
>> help will be very gratefully received.
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Ron Huttner LL.B (Hons)
>> (Retired) Barrister, Solicitor, Law Lecturer and Legal Researcher
>> Melbourne
>> Victoria
>> Australia
>>
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