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SAN FRANCISCO — A decision last week by a federal magistrate judge ordering a criminal defendant to decrypt his devices could mark an important shift in Fifth Amendment law in favor of greater government access to encrypted data.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is the Data Editor for ALM Media and Law.com. Based in San Francisco, he leads a newsroom initiative to produce insightful, data-driven journalism. Ben can be reached at bhancock@alm.com.

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