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 March 23, 2016  Non-U.S.

Ilan Lior reports:

A legal adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office acknowledged on Tuesday that the possibility of information leaking from the country’s experimental biometric population database couldn’t be flatly ruled out, but said it was not a pressing concern.

“Nobody will sign a security certificate that the database will never leak,” Naama Ben-Zvi, the attorney in charge of biometric applications for the Prime Minister’s Office, told the Knesset committee responsible for oversight of the database. “But there’s no concrete concern that the database will leak. It’s a question of a risk management, what you want to achieve versus what you’re risking.”

The database’s trial period was supposed to finish at the end of this month, having already been extended once before by nine months.

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