Privacy Advisor

ISRAEL—Israel is preparing to issue biometric IDs

10.01.2011
New regulations and orders introduced by the Ministers Committee for Biometric Applications set the ground for a two-year biometric IDs issuance trial period. The Ministry of Home Affairs is making final preparations to start issuing the IDs, which will contain encoded fingerprints and facial images and will be stored in a national database. A campaign led by privacy activists against the controversial biometric database has failed to yield a positive result so far.

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