Convicted of Failing to Disclose Encryption Key

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology — posted by 3wire on 10/7/2010 @ 5:45 am

From: Slashdot
“Oliver Drage, 19, of Liverpool has been convicted of ‘failing to disclose an encryption key,’ which is an offense under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and as a result has been jailed for 16 weeks. Police seized his computer but could not get past the 50-character encrypted password that he refused to give up.

“http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/10/05/2038219/British-Teen-Jailed-Over-Encryption-Password”

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