Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to pressure states and territories to hand over the driver's license photos of every citizen, for a federal biometric system that will become a repistory of passport and citizenship application photos.The licenses would be used in the country's planned Face Verification Service, which aims to combat identity theft and terrorist plots.The push for more photos will “further advance and harmonize our response to the threat of terrorism,” Mr. Turnbull said.His push comes as exceptional counterterrorism measures are being put into place globally. Late Tuesday, the French Parliament advanced a far-reaching array of security policies that critics said would strike at the heart of civil liberties. In the United States, a federal judge has allowed a commission on voter fraud to gather personal data on 200 million voters.Speaking to reporters in Canberra later Wednesday, Turnbull said the facial recognition system would be used with CCTV cameras in shopping centres, airports, stadiums and more. However, he said the plan would streamline an existing process rather than collect new data, according to News Corp.”We're talking about taking a driver's license and other photo ID's in the government domain and being able to access them swiftly and using automation to do so, rather than a clunky manual system,” he said.The facial recognition system has been criticised by some privacy and civil rights advocates. “This is a gross overreach into the privacy of everyday Australian citizens,” said Digital Rights Watch Chair Tim Singleton Norton. Norton alluded to several cybersecurity concerns, such an Australian Federal Police officer illegally accessing the metadata of a journalist earlier this year and last year's digital Census being rocked by DDoS attacks, as reasons Australians should be suspicious of the system.Turnbull rejected this idea, saying on ABC Radio, “you can't allow the risk of hacking to prevent you from doing everything you can to keep Australians safe.”