Common law powers to force disclosure etc
zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk
Tue Mar 25 03:50:34 GMT 2014
On 24/03/14 09:48, Francis Davey wrote:
Francis, thanks for the detailed answer.
> Of course a writ of detinue couldn't have been used for an encryption
> key because it is not a chose in possession so cannot be wrongfully
Didn't someone from the Home Office once argue that it was?
I'm a bit fuzzy on this, but the existence of the key as a separate
entity was essential to some argument that in demanding a key they were
forcing people to give up an object rather than providing testimony
Though I don't know whether they could order you to give up the key to a
safe with evidence inside it.
-- Peter Fairbrother
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