An Ohio judge has ruled that data from a pacemaker can be used in court.
Defendant Ross Compton, who faces aggravated arson charges, claims he was woken by a fire at home, packed a case, broke a window and threw out the bag.
A cardiologist told police his explanation was “highly improbable” based on his heart rate and cardiac rhythms at the time.
Mr Compton’s lawyer said allowing pacemaker evidence expanded government snooping into private data.
Here is the full story, and here is an appalling add-on:
According to local paper Journal News, Judge Charles Pater said: “There is a lot of other information about things that may characterise the inside of my body that I would much prefer to keep private rather than how my heart is beating. It is just not that big of a deal.”
Via Michelle Dawson. And here is an article about retail interference with brain implants.