surrendering one's passphrase to authorities

Joseph Oreste Bruni jbruni at
Tue Mar 3 22:31:13 CET 2009

Hi List,

This article caught my eye. One of the things that I gleaned from the  
article is that it's obvious that law enforcement (at this level) does  
not have the ability to brute-force crack PGP encrypted data. Instead,  
the courts are attempting to force the surrender of the passphrase.

Apparently the issue has not yet been settled in the US. How are other  
countries' courts handling this?


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