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But while Apple and other companies with fingerprint scanners on their devices say the feature provides more protection from data theft, the Virginia ruling means that data protected only by an While the Fifth Amendment protects defendants from revealing their numeric passcodes, which would be considered a self-incriminating testimonial, biometrics like fingerprint scans fall outside the law's scope."If you are being forced Today, our data is protected by everything from iris scans at airports to heartbeat measurements and ear-print smartphone locks. "This whole area is in such a state of flux," said Jody
In United States v. Fricosu (2012), a court ruled because it was "a foregone conclusion" that the defendant's password-locked data was incriminating, the Fifth Amendment didn't apply. Northeast Has Been Hit by Its Biggest Snowstorm of the WinterNew ZealandOver 400 Whales Have Been Stranded on a New Zealand Beach and Most Have DiedWhite HouseWhite House Aide Kellyanne Conway Virginia V. Baust