UK Courtroom Says Police Can't Make Hacker Hand Over Passwords

A decide has rejected an try by Britain’s safety providers to drive an alleged hacker handy over the passwords to his encrypted computer systems.

Lauri Love is preventing extradition to the USA, the place he has been charged with breaking into Federal Reserve computer systems.

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When British police arrested him in 2013, they seized encrypted computer systems and onerous drives from his residence in japanese England. Love was not charged in Britain, however the Nationwide Crime Company sought to look via his computer systems earlier than returning them.

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Decide Nina Tempia dominated Tuesday that the company as making an attempt to "circumvent" the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which governs knowledge privateness.

Love stated the choice "retains the established order which suggests there needs to be safeguards earlier than you pressure individuals to undermine their safety."