Fwd: It's time for PGP to die.

Rob Ambidge rob at aspman.info
Mon Aug 18 11:04:54 CEST 2014

I read an article or something a while back stating the legal theory that if your passphrase is an admittance to a past crime, to hand over said passphrase would constitute as having said "testimonial value" and you could get away with not disclosing the passphrase.
But it is just legal theory, and I am no expert in law, american law, or even cryptography. So what happens in practice is anyone's guess really.

On 18 August 2014 07:01:46 BST, Johan Wevers <johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>On 17-08-2014 22:42, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> The only time production of a passphrase is permitted is when
>> it lacks any testimonial value.
>And who determines wether it has any "testimonial value"?
>That sounds like a fine legal loophole to pressure someone into telling
>the passphrase. In those cases where the US government is actually
>interested in paying lip service that it will obey the law that is -
>they could just as easily declare you an "illegal combattant" or
>something like that and just torture it out of you.
>ir. J.C.A. Wevers
>PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html
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