Files are not testimony
Providing the password to an electronic device is not the same as providing testimony in a court of law. Proving a password to view the contents of an electronic device is no different than authorities searching a residence and finding documents. The info. contained on an electronic device is in essence just data files and in no way do they constitute sworn testimony. Those folks trying to escape scrutiny are trying to manipulate the fifth amendment protection to cover data which it clearly does not do. Authorities have every right to access the files of suspected criminals be they on person, on an electronic device or at a residence or work location just as with any normal investigation. The perps don't want to be convicted so they do all that they can to circumvent prosecution.