Tunisian parliamentarians to vote on biometrics identification bill after summer recess

In October 2016, a biometrics identification bill was introduced in Tunisia that requires all Tunisians to hold a national ID with encoded sensitive data including a photograph, digitised fingerprints, social security number, and home address. The bill was criticised by human rights defenders, for threatening privacy and data protection. The Parliamentary Committee on Rights and Liberties voted on the bill in July 2017, and is currently awaiting parliamentary vote after the summer recess.