MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Israeli Ministry Illegally Shared Biometric Images of Millions With Unknown Agency

The head of Israel’s Biometric Applications Unit says the transfer was a breach of the principles guiding Israel’s biometric identification project

Josh Breiner HAARETZ – May. 22, 2022

The Population and Immigration Authority illegally shared in the past seven years the facial images of millions of Israelis with an unnamed government agency.

The actions of the Interior Ministry division were disclosed in an official report published last week by Roy Friedman, the head of the Israel National Cyber Directorate’s Identity and Biometric Applications Uni