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        2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

      Supreme Court: Amend Information Re Biometric Database


      The Supreme Court today (Wednesday) advised the government to amend the information it is publicizing about the biometric database with an advisory to the public that inclusion of their information into the database for this trial period is voluntary, and that no one's rights will be denied for their refusal to participate.

      Supreme Court Justice Professor Karine Nahon stated that "The Supreme Court has proven that it is not buying into the Ministry of Interior's deceptiveness as regarding the biometric database trials, and to expect that any person who goes into the Ministry of Interior seeking an identity card will be aware of the dangers and potential problems with the trial. As is befitting, where the State is not even sure of whether or not there will be a national database, it is only reasonable that its citizens can enter into this agreement with eyes open and not be misled into entering their names.