Government approves bill calling for creation of database of all Israeli citizens. Data to include fingerprints, computerized facial features
embedded on IDs, passports
Published: 08.03.08, 13:56 / Israel News
The government approved Sunday a motion calling for the establishment of
a biometric database by the Ministry of Interior and the Public Security Ministry.
The motion, dubbed the "identification card, travel papers and biometrics database bill," will now be referred back to the various Knesset committees, which would ready it for its Knesset votes.
The new bill called for embedding biometric data, such as fingerprints and computerized tags of facial features, in Israeli IDs and passports; as well
as for the establishment of a database which would include biometric data
on all Israeli citizens.