Israel Extends Phone-Tracking Surveillance for 3 Weeks

Source: The Jewish Press - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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69% Conservative


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Sentiments

83% "The public will have one week to discuss the bill before it will be submitted for Knesset approval.""
81% "Although it is aggressive and has privacy [issues], there is no other tool right now, Ayelet Shaked, a former justice minister and member of ..."
78% "A Knesset panel extended the mobile phone-data tracking system by the Shin Bet security service until May 26, giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ..."
65% "The Supreme Court ruled last week that the government must pass a law to continue the program, and that it can no longer rely ..."
60% "At the same time, the country has slowly begun to reopen.""
50% "According to data presented to the Knesset intelligence subcommittee on Tuesday, 5,516 of 16,265 infected people were discovered by the surveillance program.""
-69% "Critics say the program is a violation of rights and privacy, and that surveillance is no longer needed because coronavirus cases have dropped significantly.""


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

83% : The public will have one week to discuss the bill before it will be submitted for Knesset approval.
81% : "Although it is aggressive and has privacy [issues], there is no other tool right now," Ayelet Shaked, a former justice minister and member of the intelligence panel, told Reuters.
78% : A Knesset panel extended the mobile phone-data tracking system by the Shin Bet security service until May 26, giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu less additional time than he had wanted.
65% : Netanyahu's cabinet will present a draft bill in the coming weeks to regulate the use of the counter-terror technology being used to spy on the public, and the legislation will need to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court, according to a Reuters report.
65% : The Supreme Court ruled last week that the government must pass a law to continue the program, and that it can no longer rely on emergency measures.
60% : At the same time, the country has slowly begun to reopen.
50% : According to data presented to the Knesset intelligence subcommittee on Tuesday, 5,516 of 16,265 infected people were discovered by the surveillance program.
31% : Critics say the program is a violation of rights and privacy, and that surveillance is no longer needed because coronavirus cases have dropped significantly.

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