Encrypted issued USB pen drive retained on retirement

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  1. I stupidly kept a USB stick which was encrypted from when I retired, it's got into the hands of a third party who is querying the legality of my possession of it in a court case. I was stupid enough not to remove all douments from 2006 and inadvertantly offered that it was issued to me whilst still in.
    Does anybody know if there is anything I can use to legitimise my possession of it?
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  2. Just say "I forgot and nobody asked for it". If it's encrypted presumably the documents are still safe.
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  3. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Did you admit it was yours?
  4. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

    I used to be the RN Information Assurance Officer. You're fucked. If the Misuse of Computers Act doesn't get you then the Data Protection Act will. Failing that we haven't even ventured to the Offical Secrets Act and the Theft Act. There is also the little used but useful Failure to Declare regulations over holding encrypted data.

    If I were you I would join the FFL under an assumed name and hope for the best. Also that noise, it's them prepping the door to blow and arrest you. If I were you I would hid right now!

    Not all of this post is true. Except the "you're fucked" bit
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  5. How's the divorce going, apart from this?
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  6. Divorce turned nasty?
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  7. Defect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea... quick as you like.
  8. Yes I had. I tried to confirm l was authorised to having it by saying it was looked at by a department that I made up and deemed out of date and they said I could keep it similar to skin to skin worn uniform. Judge is wanting more details now and wanting me to provide JSP regs regarding it
  9. I was thinking I was fucked but hoped I had bullshitted my way out of it. Now the other side will be looking for JSP to say I shouldn't have it and I'm worried they'll find something
  10. I'm straight to jail do not pass go............
  11. Or the Ecuadorian embassy.
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  12. Does the court think there is something 'nasty' on it that you might use against the aggrieved party? I cant see them being interested in it otherwise.
    We need copies of any filth on it so we can provide further advice.
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  13. As the net is closing in my advice is to watch "Starred Up" to get an idea of what the next phase of your life will look like.
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  14. Can't you just sneak it back in and put it under a pile of paperwork, as if you'd never taken it in the first place?
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  15. What's on the USB stick? Why do you care if your wife gets it, especially if it's encrypted?