A law that would establish a database for storing the biometric
data of all Israeli citizens was approved for second and third readings by a
legislative committee yesterday, reports Israeli National News. The
Biometric Documents Identification Law would require every Israeli to submit
fingerprints and facial profiles to the government. The information would be
stored in an Interior Ministry database and would also be embedded into
Israelis' identity documents. Government officials say the scheme would help
reduce instances of identity fraud, but many oppose the plans, citing privacy
and security concerns.
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