All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fifth Amendment’

Your Passcode Is Protected by Fifth Amendment, Says Court

Your Passcode Is Protected by Fifth Amendment, Says Court

Can the police compel you to give up your iPhone passcode? Not according to one federal court’s ruling. Doing so would be a violation of your Fifth Amendment rights. The case in question involved two insider trading suspects and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s desire to get at evidence it believed was present on the defendants’ work-issued iPhones. Unfortunately for …

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Lois Lerner, IRS Agent Targeting Tea Party, Retires

Lois Lerner, the woman who has been the center of attention concerning an IRS scandal involving improperly targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups, has decided to retire. At an American Bar Association conference on May 10th, Lerner hinted at the illegal actions in response to a planted audience question. In her response, Lerner stated that targeting by the IRS …

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Colorado Judge Denies Fifth Amendment Applies to Encryption Passphrases

“I find and conclude that the Fifth Amendment is not implicated by requiring production of the unencrypted contents of the Toshiba Satellite M305 laptop computer,” Judge Robert Blackburn of Colorado made this statement regarding Ramona Fricosu, who is accused of being involved in a mortgage scam. He has ordered her to enter her password to unlock protected personal computer files …

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