biometric databases

Watchdog Group Uncovers Two Breaches of Israeli Biometric Database

Watchdog Group Uncovers Two Breaches of Israeli Biometric Database

Israel’s Interior Ministry has been forced to admit that the Population Authority’s biometric database was breached in two separate incidents that occurred in 2017 and 2018. The government insists that both were “operational incidents” that did not lead to any leaks or compromise the security of the database, but the 2018 breach is still being…

European Union Votes to Form Massive Biometric Database

European Union Votes to Form Massive Biometric Database

The European Union is moving forward with plans to consolidate multiple border control and law enforcement systems into one massive biometric database. The Common Identity Repository (CIR) will have records on more than 350 million people, which will make it the third largest tracking database in the world behind the national systems currently in place…

Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

Indian Gov’t Preparing Opt-Out Legislation for Aadhaar

“…the legislation will offer citizens a six-month window in which they can choose to opt out of the Aadhaar program, with their iris and fingerprint data deleted from the Aadhaar database.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing legislation that will allow citizens to withdraw from Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program. According…