Law Enforcement Using Dead People's Fingerprints to Unlock Phones

Separate sources close to local and federal police investigations in New York and Ohio, who asked to remain anonymous as they weren't authorized to speak on record, said it was now relatively common for fingerprints of the deceased to be depressed on the scanner of Apple iPhones, devices which have been wrapped up in increasingly powerful encryption over recent years. And it's entirely legal for police to use the technique, even if there might be some ethical quandaries to consider.