March 3, 2017 – Earlier this week, the Knesset passed the biometric database law in its second and third readings after all concerns were addressed and resolved, according to a report by Israel National News.
The move comes a couple months after the Knesset extended Israel’s biometric database pilot program until February 28, in light that the program will likely be approved, albeit with a few revisions.
The bill, which saw a final vote of 39-29 in favor, was significantly revised from its initial version. The Knesset amended the bill to address several privacy concerns.
The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at Biometric Update