Monday, November 3, 2014

Cops Can Use Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

A Virginia judge has ruled that a suspect can be required to unlock his cell phone with his fingerprint, even though they can't be required to unlock the cell phone with a password (WSJ article here). While it seems that a lot of media has picked up on this decision (a timely tie-in to the release of the new iPhones that have the fingerprint scanning technology?), it helps to remember that this decision was issued by a Virginia Circuit Court judge, not the United States Supreme Court.

But if you want to further indulge in this discussion, check out my pal Eric Crusius discussing the matter on television yesterday:

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