Biometrics in smartphones need more control – ex-GCHQ boss

The former boss of government communications agency GCHQ has warned over the use of biometric data in mobile phones and devices. Sir John Adye said he had security concerns over methods like fingerprint recognition used in Apple’s iPhone 6 and other devices to check identity. “I don’t know what happens to my personal data when I use it on a smartphone,” he told MPs.

Apple has defended the security and privacy of its systems.