Court Rules Kim Dotcom Encryption Keys Cannot Be Given To the FBI
After Megaupload was brought down by authorities, Kim Dotcom launched Mega, which provides free encrypted storage, no questions asked.
New Zealand officials have been seeking the passwords to Kim Dotcom’s encrypted hard drives for years. The drives in question were collected during the dramatic raid on Dotcom’s mansion, which netted authorities several computers. Authorities have accused Dotcom of promoting illegal sharing of copyrighted content (including movies) via Megaupload. While Dotcom has shown willingness to share the passwords with New Zealand, he has not wanted to share them with U.S. government. Thanks to today’s ruling, it appears that he won’t have to – for now.