Sept. 18, 2023, 10:11 p.m. | Chris Burt

Biometric Update

Israel’s government is moving forward with plans to deploy live facial recognition in public spaces for criminal investigations.

The Times of Israel reports that the Ministerial Committee for Legislation held a special session to grant preliminary approval to a bill that would provide the legal basis for the biometrics deployment.

The bill is co-sponsored by Justice Minister Yariv Levin and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, who previewed it in February. It will have to be approved by the Knesset …

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