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        2/4/2014, Adar 4, 5774

      200,000 Requests for Biometric ID/Passport in 6 Months


      About 200,000 residents of Israel have asked for a biometric smart identification card or passport, according to a report submitted to Interior Minister Gid'on Sa'ar and Deputy Minister Faina Kirshenbaum by the Interior Ministry's Population and Immigration Authority and the Authority for Managing the Biometric Database, to mark the end of the first six months that the cards are being issued.

      No unusual incidents were reported in the areas of information security or protection of privacy.