The Israeli government has proposed a bill that would introduce biometric identity cards and passports to the country with the purpose of relieving theft and counterfeiting of identities, according to a Jerusalem Post article.
While officials behind the proposal assure that the proper steps to ensure high security for personal data, others from the Knesset Science and Technology Committee are incensed by the movement towards biometrics citing infamous disasters as possible outcomes.
Even those preparing the bill have agreed somewhat with the opposition that there are still great opportunities for leaks of data to be sued for personal or criminal use. Future open meetings and session regarding the use of biometric technology and how personal security can be assured by it and with it are expected to be held to further understand any implications behind adoption of the technology before any implementation of it.
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