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Judge: Law Enforcement Can’t Force Suspects to Unlock iPhones with FaceID

According to a new ruling by a U.S. federal judge, law enforcement officials are not authorized to compel suspects to unlock personal devices protected by biometric authentication, such as fingerprint scanners, facial recognition and vein authentication.

The judge of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Fourth and Fifth Amendments rule out the possibility of law enforcement demanding access to devices requiring biometric authentication, even if the officers have a search-warrant.

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