The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Two-year pilot of new 'smart' ID cards could start soon
By
May 16, 2012 15:52

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved changes to the population registry regulations on Wednesday - including regarding the issuance of planned new 'smart' electronic ID cards.

The approval gives the green light for the population registry to begin a two-year pilot of the 'smart' ID cards in the near future.



Under the proposals, citizens receiving a 'smart' ID card will also be given a personal password granting access to read data stored on the card's electronic chip. That password can be changed, should a citizen request it.

Civil rights attorneys have criticized the 'smart' ID card proposals, particularly plans to include biometric data such as fingerprints, on the cards.

Opponents of the biometric ID card plans, including attorney Avner Pinchuk from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) have warned of "irreversible damage" should Israelis' biometric data, including fingerprints, be leaked.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 24, 2017
Report: Trump to put regulatory reform officers in US agencies

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 20
    Beer Sheva
    8 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 10 - 17
    Jerusalem
    10 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    7 - 23
    Tiberias