Biometric Database To Be Formed In Israel

The right to individual privacy and the quest for better national security have collided again, this time in Israel, where the government has approved a bill calling for a national database of all citizens that would include fingerprints and computerized facial features embedded on all I.D. cards and passports. While the idea has circulated in Washington for several years, post 9/11, this biometric database of all Israeli citizens would be the first of its kind in any western nation. This “test bed”  is sure to be watched closely by other western security agencies.