Israel to launch use of biometric identification

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 4, 2011 18:30




Israel is launching the use of biometric identification, Channel 2 News said on Wednesday.

In the coming months, the government will call on citizens to change their old identity cards and passports with newer and more secure ones.

The new passport will be electronic and will include a computer chip inside for short-range wireless communication. The files saved on the chip will have biographical information including a photo, fingerprints, signature, and date of birth.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 18, 2018
Car bomb in Syria's Qamishli kills five people

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 8 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    11 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 14
    Jerusalem
    11 - 16
    Haifa
  • 13 - 23
    Elat
    11 - 18
    Tiberias