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'Sextortion' case fuels legal debate over phone passwords

May 03, 2017 - CNN

(CNN) -- An extortion case involving bikini-clad models, social media celebrities and racy images has sparked an intriguing legal debate over phone security and the Fifth Amendment.

The big question: Can authorities access potentially incriminating information on your phone by compelling you to reveal your passcode? Or is verbal access to your phone's secrets protected under the Constitution?

The case stems from the arrest of Hencha Voigt, 29, and her then-boyfriend, Wesley Victor,...