Shannon Kisch is an L.L.B. Student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Over the past year, she has been in correspondence with Privacy International as part of her participation in a clinic focusing on human rights in international law, in the framework of the University's Clinical Legal Education Center.
Since mid-2012 the Hebrew University International Human Rights Clinic has been collaborating with Privacy International to produce research about the state of privacy laws and protections in Israel and worldwide.
Last week marked the launch of a long-anticipated pilot of a controversial Israeli biometric database, a project that has been the target of civil society protest and the subject of a challenge in the Israeli Supreme Court.