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Youth jailed for refusing to divulge his password
RIPA 2000 invoked
A YOUTH HAS BEEN JAILED in the UK for refusing to give police his encryption password.
The 19-year-old from Lancashire has been sent up for 16 weeks porridge at a young offenders secure unit after police seized his computer. The police first arrested Oliver Drage in May while investigating the online exploitation of children.
When Drage was held the police formally requested that he give them his 50-character encryption password that was protecting his PC, but he refused to do so.
Drage still declines to hand over the encryption key for his PC and has been convicted of an offense under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA 2000) for his refusal. …
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