Biometric registry slammed in light of personal info theft
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Minister Eitan calls for biometric program to be halted; ACRI calls theft a warning: Don’t give your fingerprints to those who can’t guard info.
Government Services Minister Michael Eitan (Likud) called for the immediate reevaluation and halt of the establishment of a biometric population registry and identity system following the announcement Monday that sensitive personal information of every Israeli citizen was stolen by a government contractor and put on the Internet.
“The state is building a time bomb that will explode in all of our faces,” Eitan said of the biometric program that is set to begin a pilot program next month. “There is no disagreement that the biometric database is dangerous, but [they] are making false promises that the database will be hermetically sealed with unprecedented security.”
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