5th Amendment Doesn't Block Computer Decryption: Judge

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 8:36 PM ET) -- A Colorado federal judge ruled Monday that the Fifth Amendment does not protect a local woman from having to decrypt her laptop to assist prosecutors in a criminal case accusing her and her ex-husband of orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme.

Defendant Ramona Camelia Fricosu argued she did not have to provide prosecutors with access to encrypted information on a laptop found on her bed due to her privilege against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment.

But U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn ruled that because the government...
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