Kuwait: Using Deceased’s Biometrics To Unlock Their Phone Is Not Allowed

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Kuwait: Using Deceased’s Biometrics To Unlock Their Phone Is Not Allowed

Al Qabas, 3 May 2024: The Endowments Ministry, through the Fatwa and Sharia Research Sector, has issued a ruling stating that it is not permitted for the family of a deceased person or anyone else to use their hand or face fingerprint to unlock their phone.

These biometrics are deemed part of the deceased person’s privacy.

The Fatwa has further stated that if there is a need to unlock the deceased’s phone, this should be done through the judiciary or the competent security authority.

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Tanya Jain