Deadline Looms for Suspect to Decrypt Laptop, or Go Directly to Jail

BY DAVID KRAVETS
Wired
Jun. 05, 2013

If a judge orders you to decrypt the only existing copies of incriminating files, are your constitutional rights against compelled self-incrimination being violated?

Thatís the provocative question being raised as a Wisconsin man faces a deadline today either to give up his encryption keys or risk indefinite imprisonment without a trial. The defendantís attorney, Robin Shellow of Milwaukee, said itís ďone of the most important constitutional issues of the wired era.Ē

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