Shin Bet, Mossad bar employees from signing up for biometric database
Security agencies have opposed the project from the start, fearing data leaks.
The Shin Bet security service and the Mossad espionage agency have banned their employees from replacing their Israeli ID cards and passports with new “smart” documents, which requires joining the pilot trial of the state’s new biometric database. Officers in sensitive units of the Israel Defense Forces have also been instructed not to join.
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