Jan 052012
 
 January 5, 2012  Court

David Kravets reports that a ruling is expected soon on a case previously mentioned on this blog:

Federal prosecutors want a judge to order a Colorado woman to provide the password to decrypt her laptop which the government seized with a search warrant.

With back-up from digital rights groups, the woman is fighting the feds, arguing that being forced to provide her password violates the 5th Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination.

Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn is expected to rule any day on whether to force defendant Ramona Fricosu to decrypt her Toshiba Satellite M305, which authorities seized from her in 2010 with a court warrant while investigating financial fraud.

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