Dec 102009
 December 10, 2009  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

John Oates had this news report in the The Register earlier this week:

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.

Read more in The Register.

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