Yesterday, a Northern California federal judge ruled that the police can not force anyone to unlock their smartphones with biometric data – fingerprints or face IDs.
. This case is far from over.
The Supreme Court ruled several years ago that neither the police nor the government could force smartphone users to hand over passwords in very narrow circumstances that apply to very few people. [19659002IfthepoliceofficersdemandthattheStateoftheFederalStatehaveaccesstotheirsmartphonetheyprobablycannotusetheireyestolocktheireyesorfingerprints
But this debate is far from over. Various judges in different jurisdictions have issued conflicting decisions on this issue.
If law enforcement requires access to your smartphone, remember: this case is not dry and dry. You need a lawyer.
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