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Short answer: Yes. Long Answer: In most countries, not without cause. Sadly since I live in the USA I can't really speak for other countries, but I can say that in this one they can. Wikipedia has more information than I do of other countries laws, but of course it's Wikipedia. Check the sources. There's been a number of high profile court cases in the USA ...


This depends on the jurisdiction and local laws. In some countries, you may be detained or fined for refusing to surrender encryption key or to decrypt encrypted data. This is called either key disclosure or mandatory decryption laws. In most civilized countries, enacting such laws requires warrants or court orders and may not be enacted with just probable ...

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