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News Posted on September 15, 2017

Professor Joh Quoted by Slate on iPhone Facial Recognition and Privacy

Professor Elizabeth Joh commented for Slate on the legal questions raised by facial recognition software used in the new iPhone X. For example, police could use the technology to unlock a person’s phone without their permission—something that normally would require a warrant—simply by holding the phone up to the owner’s face.

Slate quoted a comment Joh wrote on Twitter that said the technology is “a criminal procedure question waiting to happen.”

Professor Joh's scholarship focuses on criminal procedure and policing, with a special emphasis on DNA evidence, undercover policing, and new surveillance technologies. She is the recipient of King Hall’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award.