Defense officials who call controversial biometric database safe, possibly told not to sign up

In a stormy session of the Knesset State Control Committee on Monday it arose that the same security agencies which have certified the state’s new experimental and controversial biometric database as properly safeguarding citizens’ private information were possibly instructed themselves not to sign up.

In a session which saw Committee Chairman Karin Elharar having to frequently yell-down various parties who tried to interrupt each other, there was a sudden moment where Elharar asked the various security agencies represented if they had been instructed not to sign up for the database, after the allegation arose.

A representative of the Prime Minister’s Office said he did not know and there was an extended pause when Elharar repeated the question about if anyone among the many security officials present could confirm or deny the allegation.


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