“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has authorized the country’s internal security agency to tap into a vast and previously undisclosed trove of cellphone data to retrace the movements of people who have contracted the coronavirus and identify others who should be quarantined because their paths crossed,” the New York Times reports.
“The unprecedented move to use data secretly gathered to combat terrorism for public health efforts was authorized on Sunday by Mr. Netanyahu’s holdover cabinet. But it must still be approved by Parliament’s Secret Services Subcommittee before its existence lapses at 4 p.m. Monday, upon the swearing-in of a new legislature. That is by no means assured.”
“The existence of the data trove and the legislative framework under which it is amassed and used have not previously been reported.”Save to Favorites