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Friday, 2 June 2017

A man enters prison after refusing to unlock his iPhone

The law is long overdue in some respects, especially in matters related to technology. One area in which there is great uncertainty is whether the right to the fifth amendment to self-incrimination protects someone who refuses to reveal the password on their phone.

We've seen all sorts of iPhone-related sentences, we've even seen how the FBI asked Apple for access to an encrypted iPhone.

According to The Miami Herald a child abuse suspect has been jailed for six months on grounds of contempt of court , as he declined to reveal the correct password to unlock his iPhone.

The suspect's iPhone could contain incriminating evidence

Interestingly, there have been cases where sentences have been contradictory, sentences can even vary between courts in the same state.

Cristopher Wheeler was charged on suspicion of "hitting and scratching" his young daughter. Police believed that the photos on the iPhone would help prove the abuse .

"The detectives believe that their iPhone contains images of injuries committed to the daughter, which would prove the evidence in the case. When a judge ordered him to provide the password, it did not work. "

The suspect alleged that he gave the correct code and did not know the reasons why the iPhone was not unlocked. It is most likely to give you an incorrect password.

According to the judge in the case, if the suspect reveals the correct password to unlock the iPhone, he would be immediately released from prison .

For example, in Virginia, the District Court ruled that mobile phone passwords are protected by the fifth amendment , although there is no such protection in the use of the fingerprint sensor to unlock a smartphone. As mentioned previously, the law needs to be updated in relation to technology.

Via | 9to5mac

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