Monday, 11 July 2011

EFF Urges Court to Uphold Privilege Against SelfIncrimination

A defendant in this case, Ramona Fricosu, is accused of fraudulent real estate transactions.

During the investigation, the government seized an encrypted laptop from the home she shares with her family, and then asked the court to compel Fricosu to type the password into the computer or turn over a decrypted version of her data. But EFF told the court today that the demand is contrary to the Constitution, forcing Fricosu to become a witness again


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