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Israeli government does not illegally share photos of millions of civilians’ faces – I24NEWS

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This 7-year-old practice violates the principles of Israel’s biometrics law

Israel’s Population and Immigration Agency shared biometric images of millions of Israelis with an unnamed government agency over the past seven years, in violation of Israel’s 2009 biometrics law.

The breach was disclosed by Roy Friedman, head of the Israel National Cyber ​​Directorate’s Identity and Applications unit.

According to the commissioner’s report that came out last week, the transfer of data started in 2015 and lasted till March 2021. During that period, low-resolution images of millions of Israelis shared with an unidentified government agency contradict the theories. Biometric Database Act of the country.

As the commissioner learned of the breach, he demanded in three reports that the population agency either fix the problem or shut down the database. However, according to haaretzThe authority failed to address the issue for more than two years. Friedman promised to monitor the situation until the gap closed.

Initially, data collection was allowed only for service providers and other employees of the population agency. Last week the Israeli government acceded to a police request to install biometric cameras in public places. There are plans to install cameras at the entrance of communities to detect and prevent serious criminal offences.

The government will vote on Sunday to extend the Biometric Database Act for another three years. The Knesset is expected to vote on the final decision later.

A major data leak occurred in October 2021 when hackers attacked the Israeli Defense Ministry leaking more than 11 terabytes of data.

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