Sometimes technology moves so fast that the law does not have time to catch up to it. Judges and courts end up dealing with novel issues that they did not anticipate. Sometimes new technologies come about and we can see the potential legal issues that may arise far in advance. Such is the case with the newly released iPhone X.
Facial Recognition Technology
The new iPhone X will have a unique facial recognition technology, where the phone recognizes its own owner’s face. The phone unlocks when it is held in front of the user’s face. But many privacy experts and civil liberties organizations have concern about how this kind of technology may be used by law enforcement at the scene of a potential crime.