You can unlock your smartphone with a passcode, your finger, even your face. When the cops demand you decrypt your phone or other device for them, can you successfully invoke your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination? Well, it depends. This talk quickly walks through the when, where, why, and how of compelled decryption and the Fifth Amendment under current case law. It ends with some practical takeaways, including "don't talk to the cops" and "stay out of Florida." Read more about Giving Cops the Finger: Compelled Device Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
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