The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Fourth Amendment Center released a helpful new primer for defense lawyers on the topic of compelled decryption, which is when law enforcement seeks to require an individual to unlock and decrypt their personal electronic devices. “More and more such cases are finding their way into the courts,” they write. “This primer outlines the state of the law on compelled decryption and offers a guide for defense lawyers on litigating this important emerging issue.” (A direct link to the NACDL Fourth Amendment Center Compelled Decryption Primer is available here.)

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