Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Forcing Provision of Computer Password Violates the Fifth Amendment: eDiscovery Case Law
NOVEMBER 25, 2019
At Appellant’s apartment, after the agents discovered a single computer, an HP Envy 700 desktop, which was encrypted with TrueCrypt, Appellant informed the agents that he lived alone, that he was the sole user of the computer, and that only he knew the password to his computer. When the agent requested that Appellant provide him with the password to the computer, he responded: “It’s 64 characters and why would I give that to you? In Commonwealth v.