Israeli government passes biometric database law

    Updated: March 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm EST  See Comments

    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.

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    It was only a matter of time before the practice, that criminals have to giver their fingerprints, was stretched out to the common people. And… Read more »

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