Five Reasons to Say No to Israel's New Biometric Database

In a world in which computer systems keep growing at the expense of your private space, and in which everyone, from Facebook to police forces collect data, you should value your privacy.

On Monday, Israel launched its pilot biometric database project, an experiment which in some ways is without precedent elsewhere. As part of the project, citizens will have the choice of giving the state personal and physiological data that cannot be forged or altered. The law which...