"A little-known legal skirmish in the case of the computer
hacker Kevin Mitnick was a preview of similar fights to come as
more people use encryption software to protect their files, lawyers
who were involved in the case say."
"Mitnick left federal prison last week after serving nearly five
years for a series of crimes involving computer fraud and wire
fraud. But his lawyers say they are still troubled by the judge's
answer to a legal question raised early in the case: When federal
agents seize encrypted files from a defendant, can they refuse to
return them unless the defendant turns over the secret "key" to
decode the files?..."
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