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        10/24/2011, Tishrei 26, 5772

      Group: 'Irreversible' Damage if Biometric Data Stolen


      The Association for Civil Rights in Israel said that the theft of the Population Registry's databse was a warning that all Israelis should heed about trusting the government with their personal information. The Association said that the theft, which reportedly compromised personal information on all Israelis, living and dead, proved that the government's plan to establish a biometric database – which would contain many more details than the current database – was a bad idea.

      According to the group, the damage to individuals and to the country would be “irreversible” if criminal or terrorist elements got hold of the volume and detail of information that is to be included in the biometric database.