The legal battle between Sean Quinn, the Irish ex-billionaire, his family, and a failed Irish bank has now ensnared privacy rights. The High Court of Ireland has reportedly ordered certain Quinn family members to turn over their personal email passwords, among other personal data, to the receiver for the failed Anglo Irish Bank, in an effort to determine their assets in the ongoing commercial dispute. It appears this is the first time an Irish court has publicly ordered the disclosure of passwords. The judge, in an effort to mitigate the privacy violation, instituted a protocol for obtaining and categorizing information received from the email accounts and other personal data, so that the receiver obtains only financial data relevant to the case. Courts globally are just beginning to wrestle with whether they can order people to turn over encryption keys or passwords, or to produce unencrypted data, and what limits, if any, to put on searches for electronic evidence that might be buried in a sea of unrelated, private data. So nearly every decision in the area is breaking new ground.