Compelled Device Decryption and the Fifth Amendment​

October 9, 2019 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Video of this event now available. 

Riana Pfefferkorn

Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity | Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School

Compelled Device Decryption and the Fifth Amendment​

You can unlock your smartphone with a passcode, your finger, even your face. When the police demand you decrypt your phone or other device for them, can you successfully invoke your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination? Well, it depends. Given by an attorney who researches surveillance and cybersecurity issues at the Law School's Center for Internet and Society, this talk quickly walks through the when, where, why, and how of compelled decryption and the Fifth Amendment under current case law, then ends with some practical takeaways.

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Alumni Center
326 Galvez St.
Stanford, CA

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