Encrypted Drives protected under the 5th Amendment

An important court decision occured this past week. It is important to look to the case detail, not the case as a whole for the right of citizens to be protected under the 5th amendment to not self incriminate. The story describes the analogy of a combination to open a safe as similar to "giving of testimony" as a pass-phrase to decrypt a confiscated hard-drive. The defendents guilt is left to other evidence.

Appeals court: Fifth Amendment protections can apply to encrypted hard drives