NCAVF wrote in about a fascinating new privacy rights ruling in California that may be seen as groundbreaking. Judge wrote that similarly to the rule that a person cannot be compelled to unlock their phone using a passcode, a person also should not be forced to use their face, finger, iris, or any other biometric feature to unlock their portable device.

Also, the judge denied the police their search warrant that covered phones of “anyone present” at the time the search is carried out. Because the request was neither limited to a particular person nor to a particular device, it was deemed too general.

Here is our full article on phone privacy.