12 Oct '17, 11am
Hackaday’s Open Hardware Summit Experience https://t.co/beCXs2LU8E
I’m going to limit myself to raving about two talks. The other was from Stephanie Lacambra who is an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Admittedly, this talk strays a bit from Open Hardware, but who doesn’t want to hear about whether you have the right to refuse handing over passwords to law enforcement? It’s not so much the answer to that question that I enjoyed, but Stephanie’s dive into the past case-law that helps to answer the question. Currently there is a lot of precedent that your passwords are not protected by free speech. But there are a few cases out there, and the EFF is working toward establishing precedent of passwords as a form of free speech that you cannot be compelled to hand over.