Israel to use geolocation and ‘counter-terrorism’ surveillance to track coronavirus patients

Israel to use geolocation and ‘counter-terrorism’ surveillance to track coronavirus patients

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 on March 15, 20201 Comments

“..Rights groups are expressing concern over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest effort to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the country; this time using surveillance and “counter-terrorism” technology.

Netanyahu made the announcement on Saturday following a series of measures enacted by the government to effectively shut the country down as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 soared to over 200.

According to Israeli media, Netanyahu plans on using “cellular geolocation”, among other forms of surveillance, to track the whereabouts of patients who have tested positive for the virus and ensure they do not violate quarantine orders.”

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