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Israel tests biometric database
Posted By admin On December 8, 2009 @ 10:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
The Register 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Israeli Knesset has voted in favour of a bill for a compulsory biometric database of all citizens.
The Biometrics Database Law passed the Knesset 40 votes in favour to 11 against.
A big row over privacy forced the bill back to the drawing board. This led to the idea of a two-year trial rather than a full-blown introduction. Three months before the end of that period ministers will decide to adopt or ditch the technology.
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For the first two years the scheme is voluntary. After that all citizens wanting an identification document will have their fingerprints taken along with a picture of their face. Electronic ID cards will contain a chip carrying two fingerprints and a digital picture.
Ex-interior minister Meir Sheetrit insisted the database would be safe “as any banking site” and the cards impossible to forge.
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