Jul 222011
 July 22, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Declan McCullagh reports:

The U.S. Department of Justice took a thinly veiled swipe at an online civil liberties group that’s arguing a Colorado woman can’t be forced to decrypt her laptop for police inspection.

In a legal brief filed yesterday in what is likely to be a precedent-setting case, the Justice Department claimed that the Electronic Frontier Foundation had previously agreed that being forced to type in your passphrase was legal and did not violate Americans’ rights to self-incrimination.

Read more on cnet.

On a positive note, this means that the DOJ is worried about EFF. As well they ought to be.

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