Israeli Rights Group Petitions High Court to Halt Use of 'Harmful' Biometric Database

Petitioners seek revocation of demand that each resident join the database – which they claim does not help prevent identity theft – and of temporary order allowing police to collect fingerprints.

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Israel's Digital Rights Movement petitioned the High Court of Justice Monday, demanding that the court abolish the law that obligates every resident to join a database by submitting high-resolution photos of...