Knesset Extends Biometric ID Trial Program

Majority vote allows more time for government to assess success, failures of full switch to fingerprinted ID.Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2015, 9:46 AM

Could Every Israeli Soon Be Obligated to Get a Biometric ID?

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan to advance legislation to phase the entire country into a biometric ID system to prevent fraud.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2015, 4:55 PM

MK Feiglin: Biometric Database is Bad News

"I fear those who are guarding the information more than I fear those who may steal it," says MK Moshe Feiglin.Elad Benari, 7/9/2013, 6:13 AM

Officials Bicker Over Biometric Database's Safety

With much debate, Israel began implementing its biometric database program Monday.David Lev, 7/8/2013, 9:34 PM

Former Minister: Stay Away from the Biometric Database

The biometric database is not yet mandatory, and there is no need to rush and volunteer to join it, says a former ministerDavid Lev, 7/7/2013, 10:25 PM

Israeli Biometric Database Program to Begin in Two Weeks

The Interior Ministry has announced that Israel’s biometric database program will officially begin in two weeks.Chana Ya'ar, 6/27/2013, 2:26 PM

Biometric Database Test Project to Begin Tuesday

Despite protests by privacy groups, Israel will begin amassing biometric data on its citizens beginning Tuesday. David Lev, 1/1/2013, 1:45 AM

Foreign Workers to be Recorded in Biometric Database

The Interior Ministry is proposing a new regulation to require foreign workers to register with a biometric databaseDavid Lev, 9/13/2012, 3:17 PM