I was reading a book on computer forensics (had it laying around, curiosity ftw) and they were discussing encryption and legal issues around forcing someone to decrypt and thus incriminate themselves. They brought up United States v. Boucher. So, my question for you, ADISC, is how far do your fifth amendment rights go?
The border security agents said they saw CP on the guy's computer, but they couldn't give sufficient evidence that it was actually there except what they saw and an encrypted drive. If it was something different like a bomb making guide (without targets or any other information), would you have the same reaction? Illegal government documents about something hugely harmful to said government?
My take on this is that I agree with Boucher's attorney; it is a violation of the fifth amendment to force someone to give incriminating evidence against themselves. You shouldn't be able to force someone to decrypt their stuff to incriminate themselves. What's your opinion? Canadia peoples: Go ahead and answer as well.