Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:31 PM
Well, again, this brings me back round to an argument I've always used in circumstances like this .. if we've got nothing to hide, we've got nothing to worry about ... right?. It's like CCTV camera's - I don't mind them being there cause after all, I'm doing nothing wrong, and they can only aid me. If someone were to attack me, a CCTV operator could be the person to call for assistance or if I was wrongly accused of a crime, CCTV camera's could prove my innocence.
If you're arrested on suspicion of a crime and the police consider certain material could prove beyond reasonable doubt that you committed said crime, then a warrant to search your premises and recover evidence is usually granted. This includes items behind locked doors, in locked containers or in other words, they can bust into anything they want. When it comes to data storage, encryption and passwords, then again, if you've nothing to hide and all that ... for me personally, if your arrested and you know you're innocent, surely you'd want to prove it by using any means necessary - it's usually only the guilty that insist on using their 'right to silence' or pull all the "amendments" out the hat in an effort to cover their asses!. As a law abiding citizen, we have nothing to fear - let's not try and argue over giving criminals any more rights than they already have by affording them the liberty to knowingly withhold evidence from their prosecutors, even if it does help convict them!