Passwords Plead the 5th in Oregon


An Oregon appeals court last Wednesday decided that a woman whose judgment was impaired by methamphetamine when she crashed into a tree seriously injuring one adult and five children passengers, can be forced to unlock her iPhone with something she has committed to memory. The appellate court’s decision states that, in their opinion, which is their ruling on the matter, it is NOT a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination… because the fact that she knows her phone passcode is “A Foregone Conclusion.”

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