To tackle the issue of fraudulent identification cards and forms in its country, the Israeli government has proposed a law requiring capturing and storing biometric information on all its citizens, according to a New Tang Dynasty Television article.
While acknowledging it would alleviate the issue surrounding the reported 350,000 fake IDs in use in the country, privacy advocates and select members of the government have come out strongly against the idea fearing dangers surrounding data leaks and whether or not the system is a breach of privacy.
Among some of the chief concerns outlaid in the opposition’s arguments are that it has not yet been made clear who will have access to the databases nor how they will gain said access. Those in favor of the bill are quick to respond citing a management of the database by Internal Affairs with access also given to the police. As sides go back and forth arguing their points, however, neither seem willing to waiver from their point of either the need of the technology for a more secure Israel or the need to not use the technology to better secure the sensitive data of Israel’s citizens.
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