Locking your computer… is it even needed anymore?

FedSoc Blog.

Wow. So, if you can’t be compelled to turn over a password, passphrase or combination for a safe, it seems to me to be the same for a computer… sheesh, this is something to watch.

“And in this case, if you have encrypted files, is that like a safe? You can be compelled, according to Supreme Court precedent, to turn over the key to a safe. But you can’t be compelled to turn over the pass phrase or, that is, the combination to the safe. So what’s it more similar to? And this is what courts will wrestle with.”