Personal PrivacyMan Who Refused to Decrypt Hard Drives is Free From Prison After Serving Four YearsFebruary 13, 2020Personal PrivacydecryptionLaw The Infinite BriefFrancis Rawls, a former police officer, had been in jail since 2015, when a federal judge held him in contempt for failing to decrypt two hard drives taken from his home. Rawls has been freed after a federal appeals court ruled that his continued detention was violating federal law. Prosecutors were able to gain access to the laptop, and police say forensic analysis showed Rawls downloaded child pornography and saved it to external hard drives. The court’s two-judge majority held that Congress had intended for the 18-month limitation to apply broadly to any legal proceeding, not just a formal trial. Curated from Ars Technica Tags :decryptionLawshare on Facebookshare on Twittershare on LinkedInshare on Redditadd a comment Leave a Response Cancel replyCommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. US Officials Have Evidence That Huawei Has Backdoor Access to Mobile NetworksAT&T is Blocking Access to Privacy-Focused Email Service TutanotaYou Might Also LikePersonal PrivacyA Growing List of Companies Are Now Using Webcams to Monitor Their Remote EmployeesPersonal PrivacyNew Google Data Shows a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites During the Coronavirus PandemicPersonal PrivacyWhat’s the Going Rate for Social Security Numbers on the Dark Web?