Commercially available encryption products make use of a variety of verification systems for personal accounts, including biometric characteristics and more traditional passcodes. The Fifth Amendment may provide more protection to traditional passcodes than to biometrics, making it relatively easier for the government to compel the disclosure of biometric codes.
Kendall Howell is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, he spent three and a half years on active duty in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer. He holds a BBA in Business Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
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