TJ McIntyre has an interesting piece analyzing Irish law as it applies to compelling production of encryption keys: Here’s a snippet:
… Irish law generally doesn’t require disclosure of passwords or private keys to police – see e.g. section 28 of theElectronic Commerce Act 2000. (This is in contrast to the position in the UK, where there is a wide power to order key disclosure and it is an offence to fail to disclose – see here for an example of such an order.)
However, there are specific Garda powers under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 which are relevant. Will they apply to the facts of this particular case?
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