Israeli Government Passes Biometric Database Law

(Biometric Update) Earlier this week, the Knesset passed the biometric database law in its second and third readings after all concerns were addressed and resolved, according to a report by Israel National News.

The move comes a couple months after the Knesset extended Israel’s biometric database pilot program until February 28, in light that the program will likely be approved, albeit with a few revisions.

The bill, which saw a final vote of 39-29 in favor, was significantly revised from its initial version. The Knesset amended the bill to address several privacy concerns.

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