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Daily Dashboard | Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments in case involving unlocking smartphone Related reading: Data-processing agreements from 30,000 feet


The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments in a case where a man was ordered to turn over biometric information to unlock his cellphone, reports. Law enforcement obtained a warrant to search Matthew Diamond's phone, only to find it needed his fingerprint to unlock the device. However, the wording of the warrant opened up questions in the case. Public Defender Steven Russett argues Diamond’s Fifth Amendment rights were violated when investigators asked which fingerprint was used to unlock the device, rather than instructing him to give a fingerprint, knowledge, he said, that acted as self-incriminating testimony, the report states. "If the order said, 'You may take his fingerprints,' I wouldn't be here," Russett said.
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