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Wow I think they got one right. It will be interesting to see how the government continues. Since currently its only a decision in the 11th circuit. If the government appeals, it goes to the supremes and if they hold that its a violation of your fifth amendment then everyone in the country gets to claim the fifth rather than give up the key.

While I hate evil doers just as much as the next person I dislike the loss of civil liberties even more.




Well, not everyone. There are still situations in which the decryption would not be testimonial in nature and would thus not be privileged.

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Or situations in which the data wouldn't incriminate the owner of the data but rather someone else, etc.

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Still, handing over the data would require the government agreeing that they wouldn't mine the data to find a prosecution against you, which is likely what companies already do.

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