Court Rules in Favor of Keeping DUI Teen’s iPhone Privacy

Court Rules in Favor of Keeping DUI Teen’s iPhone Privacy

A recent ruling of a Florida state appellate court on a case involving the privacy of a DUI driver’s iPhone is said to likely compel the the state’s Supreme Court, and eventually the US Supreme Court, to rule definitively on the issue.

Last October 24, the 4th District appellate court ruled in G.A.Q.L. v. State of Florida that the drunk teen driver cannot be compelled to give the passcode to his iPhone 7 under the Fifth Amendment. The decision runs against a previous ruling by a sister court in a case known as State of Florida v. Stahl.

However, it is said that forced decryption is far from settled law, since just last August 21, an Indiana appellate court ruled that forcing a defendant to provide a passcode was testimonial.

Source: ARS Technica

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