Tuesday December 13, 2016

Court Denies Protection For iPhone Passcode

For those of you that thought that your passcode was enough to keep the contents of your phone safe from the prying eyes of the authorities, this court ruling out of Florida will make you think twice.

"Providing the passcode does not ‘betray any knowledge [Stahl] may have about the circumstances of the offenses’ for which he is charged," Judge Anthony Black said, writing for the three-judge panel. "Thus, ‘compelling a suspect to make a nonfactual statement that facilitates the production of evidence’ for which the state has otherwise obtained a warrant based upon evidence independent of the accused’s statements linking the accused to the crime does not offend the privilege."

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