'The "trade secret privilege" invoked here basically states that the
company's potential loss of income outweighs a person's potential loss
of freedom. It also asks for a level of trust it hasn't earned: that the
software is as close to infallible as it needs to be. Cross-examination
is next to useless when the software itself can't be examined.'
This has been a longstanding issue where judges give undue deference to
commercial interests over the rights of criminal defendants. Not justice.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics