An anonymous reader writes: The Israeli Knesset passed today a biometric bill to establish a biometric database for all Israeli citizens. The first two-years are trial period in which participation will be voluntary. However, during that period citizens who will not provide their biometric details will be denied of smart ID cards and biometric passports. After the pilot succeeds, the biometric database will become mandatory, making Israel the first democratic country to have a mandatory biometric database for its citizens.
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